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4966 Edolsen (1981 EO34)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004966
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2096657086070395 7.4043e-08  
a 2.635794183335031 1.5551e-08 AU
q 2.083158528143779 1.907e-07 AU
i 9.924241661605528 7.3695e-06 deg
node 176.0126568640002 3.2284e-05 deg
peri 183.5840419599099 3.5061e-05 deg
M 86.7048944282301 1.6249e-05 deg
tp 2456424.050449633420
(2013-May-11.55044963)
6.8837e-05 JED
period 1563.024083307623
4.28
1.3833e-05
3.787e-08
d
yr
n .2303227466835822 2.0383e-09 deg/d
Q 3.188429838526284 1.8812e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1032  
   data-arc span      12089 days (33.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-02-09  
   last obs. used      2014-03-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .58903  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 13:47:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.07839 AU 
 T_jup = 3.345 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6 mag n/a MPO279566  
diameter diameter 9.66 km 0.8 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 2
geometric albedo albedo 0.0687   0.013 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 2

4966 Edolsen           Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey.
Edward Olsen (b. 1927) is a long-time curator of the meteorite collection at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. His studies of stony-iron meteorites and phosphate minerals have focused on unraveling the processes that led to core formation in minor planets.
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Reference: 20001013/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1981 EO34 = 1987 SO1 
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