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5099 Iainbanks (1985 DY1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005099
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05162396417193538 4.9984e-08  
a 2.484417671628178 1.5198e-08 AU
q 2.356162182759921 1.2473e-07 AU
i 1.182901804019383 4.6924e-06 deg
node 81.06616895002027 0.00026669 deg
peri 288.1218383323844 0.00027082 deg
M 15.91828749656933 5.0204e-05 deg
tp 2456937.254564880383
(2014-Oct-06.75456488)
0.00019934 JED
period 1430.327015262741
3.92
1.3125e-05
3.593e-08
d
yr
n .2516906946163431 2.3095e-09 deg/d
Q 2.612673160496434 1.5983e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1359  
   data-arc span      22059 days (60.39 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-04-08  
   last obs. used      2014-08-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .43624  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 13:47:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.35516 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: 2014-08-13

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