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5350 Epetersen (1989 GL1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005350
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1293720110850574 5.3163e-08  
a 2.233350786007668 1.0623e-08 au
q 1.944417703363463 1.1724e-07 au
i 2.541588155827692 6.047e-06 deg
node 308.2870779257221 0.00010899 deg
peri 328.3346042094107 0.00011262 deg
M 5.915333762094429 3.2409e-05 deg
tp 2457580.468632772968
0.0001097 JED
period 1219.084584532115
n .2953035454370611 2.107e-09 deg/d
Q 2.522283868651874 1.1998e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1510  
   data-arc span      30143 days (82.53 yr)  
   first obs. used      1933-09-25  
   last obs. used      2016-04-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48291  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 12:51:44  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .928354 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.57573 au 
 T_jup = 3.628 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO337298  
rotation period rot_per 5.025 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Ditteon, R.; Kirkpatrick, E.; Doering, K. (2010) Minor Planet Bul. 37, 1-4.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2016) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

5350 Epetersen (1989 GL1)          Discovered 1989-Apr-03 by Elst, E. W. at La Silla
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1989 GL1 = 1933 SQ1 = 1963 SE1 = 1973 TG = 1980 VR3 
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