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5099 Iainbanks (1985 DY1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005099
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05127040304578177 4.5376e-08  
a 2.485934089013574 1.2174e-08 au
q 2.3584792463246 1.1003e-07 au
i 1.182889706434562 3.844e-06 deg
node 81.06729999563451 0.00023513 deg
peri 289.0006321446239 0.00023879 deg
M 165.9992397187405 4.3144e-05 deg
tp 2456940.359405876040
(2014-Oct-09.85940588)
0.00017091 JED
period 1431.636761031479
3.92
1.0516e-05
2.879e-08
d
yr
n .2514604331203565 1.8472e-09 deg/d
Q 2.613388931702548 1.2798e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1873  
   data-arc span      22657 days (62.03 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-04-08  
   last obs. used      2016-04-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .43157  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 12:50:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.3565 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.59738 au 
 T_jup = 3.473 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO365309  

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: 2014-08-13

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