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48782 Fierz (1997 SP)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2048782
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1509708618064366 4.8234e-08  
a 2.740594284567389 2.344e-08 au
q 2.326844403564456 1.3454e-07 au
i 9.640968104507225 9.0645e-06 deg
node 164.0215058592608 3.102e-05 deg
peri 105.6355452934106 4.5944e-05 deg
M 123.7627713014733 3.0499e-05 deg
tp 2457030.791009348490
0.00014099 JED
period 1657.164222146843
n .2172385785239938 2.7871e-09 deg/d
Q 3.154344165570322 2.6979e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      678  
   data-arc span      6638 days (18.17 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-09-20  
   last obs. used      2015-11-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57455  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 23:01:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.33344 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.02523 au 
 T_jup = 3.313 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7 mag n/a MPO347859  

48782 Fierz           Discovered 1997 Sept. 20 by L. Šarounová at Ondřejov.
Swiss teacher Olga Fierz (1900-1990) dedicated all her life to the custody of children in difficult life situations. After World War II she fostered Jewish, Bohemian and German children returning from the concentration and internment camps. She was holder of Czech and Israeli awards. The name was suggested by I. Kellnerová.
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Alternate Designations
 1997 SP = 2000 DU38 
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