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29227 Wegener (1992 DY13)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2029227
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1881502937129941 5.3354e-08  
a 2.385538614969275 1.4355e-08 au
q 1.936698823899116 1.2643e-07 au
i 2.463284607635384 6.5257e-06 deg
node 346.5392693139573 0.0001105 deg
peri 215.351028833942 0.00011162 deg
M 135.8559098880546 1.7456e-05 deg
tp 2456892.628154367511
(2014-Aug-23.12815437)
6.3364e-05 JED
period 1345.792498672685
3.68
1.2147e-05
3.326e-08
d
yr
n .2675003764362315 2.4145e-09 deg/d
Q 2.834378406039433 1.7056e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1108  
   data-arc span      8668 days (23.73 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-02-29  
   last obs. used      2015-11-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52306  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 14:09:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .934115 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.13013 au 
 T_jup = 3.510 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO347739  

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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