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3821 Sonet (1985 RC3)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003821
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1858019947118571 4.7256e-08  
a 3.238734273079005 2.526e-08 AU
q 2.63697098479927 1.5654e-07 AU
i .5535145617805758 5.6922e-06 deg
node 113.284954958071 0.00065565 deg
peri 339.9322522342519 0.00065565 deg
M 260.4344600737654 1.7551e-05 deg
tp 2457589.300208291000
(2016-Jul-19.80020829)
0.00010512 JED
period 2128.930101135408
5.83
2.4907e-05
6.819e-08
d
yr
n .1690990229355128 1.9783e-09 deg/d
Q 3.84049756135874 2.9954e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1030  
   data-arc span      22994 days (62.95 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-08  
   last obs. used      2014-10-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50078  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jan-08 00:04:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.65343 AU 
 T_jup = 3.157 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.6 mag n/a MPO309178  

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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