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5705 Ericsterken (1965 UA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005705
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .225428096761305 7.9854e-08  
a 2.314478358957682 9.0165e-09 AU
q 1.792729907502623 1.8746e-07 AU
i 4.684758862768025 7.2457e-06 deg
node 2.18439608606956 7.3387e-05 deg
peri 351.1525660127385 7.4292e-05 deg
M 6.095049674785365 1.4823e-05 deg
tp 2456978.725265812224
(2014-Nov-17.22526581)
5.2901e-05 JED
period 1286.109995137243
3.52
7.5155e-06
2.058e-08
d
yr
n .2799138497960152 1.6357e-09 deg/d
Q 2.836226810412741 1.1049e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1113  
   data-arc span      22446 days (61.45 yr)  
   first obs. used      1953-04-15  
   last obs. used      2014-09-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49936  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 14:04:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .788116 AU 
 T_jup = 3.543 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.5 mag n/a MPO309194  

5705 Ericsterken           Discovered 1965 Oct. 21 by H. Debehogne at Uccle.
Named in memory of Eric Sterken (1948-1998), professional gardener and landscaper who took care of the gardens of the Brussels Planetarium. He is remembered by hundreds of people for his friendliness and modesty, and at the same time he was respected for his great efforts to preserve plantlife and wildlife. He was proud to have been the brother of a professional astronomer, Chris Sterken.
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Reference: 19980411/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

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Alternate Designations
 1965 UA = 1979 RU = 1979 SZ8 
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