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7887 Bratfest (1993 SU2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007887
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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 .0979861049522212 4.9404e-08  
a 2.579112513926148 2.0995e-08 AU
q 2.326395324452993 1.2597e-07 AU
i 13.75080130337501 7.7467e-06 deg
node 295.1831337180063 2.2946e-05 deg
peri 102.2278322812671 4.9144e-05 deg
M 20.77603445821683 4.4908e-05 deg
tp 2456913.189994408247
(2014-Sep-12.68999441)
0.00018827 JED
period 1512.877834133542
4.14
1.8473e-05
5.058e-08
d
yr
n .2379570854154127 2.9055e-09 deg/d
Q 2.831829703399302 2.3052e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      932  
   data-arc span      14915 days (40.84 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-12-25  
   last obs. used      2014-10-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55019  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 13:05:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.3802 AU 
 T_jup = 3.379 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.1 mag n/a MPO265999  

7887 Bratfest           Discovered 1993 Sept. 18 by C. W. Hergenrother at Catalina Station.
Bratfest, which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2003, is an annual Oktoberfest-style party organized by graduate students of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20030106/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1993 SU2 = 1973 YQ3 = 1985 VL5 
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