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6734 Benzenberg (1992 FB)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006734
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1152766345393745 5.4463e-08  
a 2.994842658179333 2.4559e-08 au
q 2.649607275569466 1.6538e-07 au
i 11.35878736045281 6.4833e-06 deg
node 58.36821899182845 2.4469e-05 deg
peri 307.5725399279983 3.5145e-05 deg
M 76.9807665784289 2.4034e-05 deg
tp 2457195.701240059393
(2015-Jun-22.20124006)
0.00012684 JED
period 1893.038482932614
5.18
2.3285e-05
6.375e-08
d
yr
n .1901704604770123 2.3392e-09 deg/d
Q 3.340078040789201 2.739e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1260  
   data-arc span      16874 days (46.20 yr)  
   first obs. used      1970-01-04  
   last obs. used      2016-03-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52266  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Mar-24 15:53:50  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.6666 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.16499 au 
 T_jup = 3.215 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.8 mag n/a MPO358696  
rotation period rot_per 197.0 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2016) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

6734 Benzenberg           Discovered 1992 Mar. 23 by S. Ueda and H. Kaneda at Kushiro.
German physicist and astronomer Johann Friedrich Benzenberg (1777-1846) organized a school for surveyors and made an early demonstration of the rotation of the earth. He wrote a Handbuch der angewandten Geometrie (1815) and established the Bilk Observatory at Düsseldorf.
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Reference: 20070730/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-08-07

Alternate Designations
 1992 FB = 1950 EX = 1970 AT = 1987 HG = 1989 TM2 = 1991 CS3 
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