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4565 Grossman (1981 EZ17)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004565
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1270873860715613 6.4459e-08  
a 2.569478839221029 1.5272e-08 au
q 2.242930489978239 1.6679e-07 au
i 14.72888432529915 7.181e-06 deg
node 174.4617758655661 1.6872e-05 deg
peri 38.07077883156239 2.9802e-05 deg
M 184.1645796539683 2.2886e-05 deg
tp 2458335.301202280403
9.6918e-05 JED
period 1504.409249856325
n .2392965877033666 2.1334e-09 deg/d
Q 2.896027188463819 1.7213e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1297  
   data-arc span      22289 days (61.02 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-11-24  
   last obs. used      2015-12-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .45835  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 12:52:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.25648 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.09503 au 
 T_jup = 3.373 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.9 mag n/a MPO347560  
rotation period rot_per 4.7429 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2006) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]

4565 Grossman           Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey.
Chairman of the Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, Lawrence Grossman (b. 1946) has spent his career studying calcium-aluminum inclusions (CAIs) in carbonaceous chondrites. He was among the first to propose that these minerals condensed from gases in the early solar system.
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Reference: 20001013/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1981 EZ17 = 1981 ED 
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