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29227 Wegener (1992 DY13)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2029227
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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 .1880050627130266 7.6749e-08  
a 2.385099999653255 1.7179e-08 AU
q 1.936689124641605 1.8793e-07 AU
i 2.463354927576288 6.9378e-06 deg
node 346.5407578074645 0.00012495 deg
peri 215.2979172681667 0.00012585 deg
M 28.91207376506079 1.7984e-05 deg
tp 2456892.447440707685
(2014-Aug-22.94744071)
6.665e-05 JED
period 1345.421351001163
3.68
1.4536e-05
3.98e-08
d
yr
n .267574169037911 2.8908e-09 deg/d
Q 2.833510874664905 2.0408e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      987  
   data-arc span      8132 days (22.26 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-02-29  
   last obs. used      2014-06-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52344  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-16 14:25:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .935776 AU 
 T_jup = 3.510 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1 mag n/a PDS3 (MPO 16218)  

29227 Wegener           Discovered 1992 Feb. 29 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.
German scientist Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) created the theory of continental drift, which explained even the climates of prehistoric times and was verified later by geotectonics. A participant in several polar expeditions, he perished on the Greenland ice sheet.
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Reference: 20020526/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1992 DY13 = 1930 MP = 1996 FH17 = 1998 YV25 
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