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27988 Menabrea (1997 VA4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2027988
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2131696965028536 5.5737e-08  
a 3.043444054129082 2.4717e-08 AU
q 2.394674008786971 1.6887e-07 AU
i 7.492226561912933 6.5276e-06 deg
node 175.8866501825952 4.7883e-05 deg
peri 281.9668771679752 5.0432e-05 deg
M 73.71136076975034 1.5006e-05 deg
tp 2456603.419702159310
(2013-Nov-06.91970216)
7.9367e-05 JED
period 1939.306312213838
5.31
2.3625e-05
6.468e-08
d
yr
n .1856333874296721 2.2614e-09 deg/d
Q 3.692214099471193 2.9986e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      622  
   data-arc span      6451 days (17.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-09-12  
   last obs. used      2014-05-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .58926  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-16 14:22:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.42486 AU 
 T_jup = 3.191 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO250480  

27988 Menabrea           Discovered 1997 Nov. 7 by P. G. Comba at Prescott.
Luigi Federico Menabrea (1809-1896), Piedmontese mathematician and statesman, is best remembered for an article he wrote based on a lecture given in Turin by Charles Babbage. Amplified by Ada Lovelace, this lecture was one of the earliest and clearest conceptualizations of a general-purpose computing engine.
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Reference: 20020427/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1997 VA4 = 1996 TN52 
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