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7907 Erasmus (4047 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007907
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01975862345872626 5.9875e-08  
a 2.784279601819619 2.4472e-08 AU
q 2.729266069563453 1.7319e-07 AU
i 2.068339120681401 7.2467e-06 deg
node 339.4692270165737 0.00016248 deg
peri 321.9169100615953 0.0002457 deg
M 300.6254231828815 0.0001831 deg
tp 2457280.376040965181
(2015-Sep-14.87604097)
0.00086319 JED
period 1696.944721943959
4.65
2.2372e-05
6.125e-08
d
yr
n .2121459793855848 2.7969e-09 deg/d
Q 2.839293134075785 2.4955e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      818  
   data-arc span      19580 days (53.61 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-05-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53272  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 19:06:57  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.71521 AU 
 T_jup = 3.331 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0 mag n/a MPO253419  

7907 Erasmus           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Erasmus of Rotterdam (1469-1536) was the son of a priest and became a priest himself. In 1517 he was released by the pope from his holy vows, becoming an advisor to the emperor Charles V. He published papers critical of the practices of the Church; eventually he became the father of European humanism. He translated the classics, books of the church fathers and the New Testament into Latin in a critical way. His collection of proverbs helped shed new light on ancient literature and influenced religion, art and sciences.
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Reference: 19981005/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

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Alternate Designations
 4047 P-L = 1978 NL6 = 1991 GR8 
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