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5099 Iainbanks (1985 DY1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005099
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05177651368998294 5.0031e-08  
a 2.484823011650419 1.7714e-08 AU
q 2.356167538970516 1.2552e-07 AU
i 1.182909441848231 5.041e-06 deg
node 81.06651487751729 0.00026715 deg
peri 288.1008458804194 0.00027244 deg
M 325.6078165909958 5.8512e-05 deg
tp 2456937.178078555791
(2014-Oct-06.67807856)
0.00023316 JED
period 1430.67707260489
3.92
1.5298e-05
4.188e-08
d
yr
n .2516291110645492 2.6907e-09 deg/d
Q 2.613478484330322 1.8631e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1330  
   data-arc span      21630 days (59.22 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-04-08  
   last obs. used      2013-06-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .43554  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 18:08:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.35369 AU 
 T_jup = 3.474 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1 mag n/a MPO265985  

5099 Iainbanks           Discovered 1985 Feb. 16 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Iain M. Banks (1954-2013) was a Scottish writer best known for the Culture series of science fiction novels; he also wrote fiction as Iain Banks. An evangelical atheist and lover of whisky, he scorned social media and enjoyed writing music. He was an extra in Monty Python & The Holy Grail.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2013-07-22Last Updated: 2013-11-20

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Alternate Designations
 1985 DY1 = 1971 TD1 = 1979 WC7 = 1990 HJ2 
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