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3821 Sonet (1985 RC3)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003821
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1858259426258314 5.596e-08  
a 3.239099947835945 2.5819e-08 AU
q 2.63719114677005 1.8269e-07 AU
i .5534404540900231 6.3008e-06 deg
node 113.2796517878821 0.00082981 deg
peri 339.8929260353837 0.00082974 deg
M 226.6757418230868 1.7081e-05 deg
tp 2457589.072496161280
(2016-Jul-19.57249616)
9.6766e-05 JED
period 2129.290666979456
5.83
2.5459e-05
6.97e-08
d
yr
n .1690703883611553 2.0215e-09 deg/d
Q 3.841008748901841 3.0617e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      956  
   data-arc span      22517 days (61.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-08  
   last obs. used      2013-07-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54283  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2013-Oct-22 17:02:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.65332 AU 
 T_jup = 3.157 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5 mag n/a MPO265977  

3821 Sonet           Discovered 1985 Sept. 6 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Jean Sonet (1908-1987), a Belgian Jesuit, was a specialist in Romance languages, professor and later rector (1953-1958) of the University of Namur. From 1958 to his death he was Vice-Rector of the Catholic University of Cordoba (Argentina), where the discoverer met him. The name was suggested by A. Sonet.
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Reference: 20010509/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 1985 RC3 = 1951 YV = 1979 QQ5 = 1982 DH5 = 1986 WH 
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