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7172 Multatuli (1988 DE2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007172
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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 .1466253205592488 5.3559e-08  
a 2.421295258471551 1.3346e-08 AU
q 2.06627206502957 1.3144e-07 AU
i 3.30407118905392 4.4958e-06 deg
node 95.17752770987565 0.00010109 deg
peri 54.00547700099165 0.00010268 deg
M 24.19074973819304 1.8952e-05 deg
tp 2456908.026588024993
(2014-Sep-07.52658803)
7.2208e-05 JED
period 1376.163561331985
3.77
1.1378e-05
3.115e-08
d
yr
n .2615968116838939 2.1628e-09 deg/d
Q 2.776318451913531 1.5303e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1083  
   data-arc span      20471 days (56.05 yr)  
   first obs. used      1958-02-24  
   last obs. used      2014-03-13  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53562  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 18:54:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08028 AU 
 T_jup = 3.496 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.9 mag n/a MPO279590  

7172 Multatuli           Discovered 1988 Feb. 17 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Named in memory of the great Dutch writer Multatuli ("I have suffered much", pseudonym of Eduard Douwes Dekker, 1820-1887). In 1838 he went to the Dutch East Indies, where he held a number of governmental posts. In 1856 he resigned as assistant commissioner of Lebak, Java, because he was not supported by the government in his struggle to protect the Javanese from exploitation by their own chiefs. Back in Europe, he soon became internationally known with his novel Max Havelaar (1860), which enabled him to plead for justice in Java and to satirize the Dutch middle-class mentality. Name proposed by the discoverer, endorsed by C.-~F. Merks and J. Meeus.
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Reference: 19961224/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-09-26

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Alternate Designations
 1988 DE2 = 1958 DU = 1992 DS 
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