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7973 Koppeschaar (1344 T-2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007973
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08842745472735365 5.8641e-08  
a 2.86836519461533 2.622e-08 AU
q 2.614722961226966 1.7043e-07 AU
i 2.32693968999314 7.5689e-06 deg
node 137.7241064038528 0.00015739 deg
peri 315.4728001313852 0.00016857 deg
M 91.15439805239505 5.5051e-05 deg
tp 2456551.211585724445
(2013-Sep-15.71158572)
0.00027344 JED
period 1774.394133415597
4.86
2.433e-05
6.661e-08
d
yr
n .2028861532060087 2.7819e-09 deg/d
Q 3.122007428003694 2.8538e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      765  
   data-arc span      23127 days (63.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-02-04  
   last obs. used      2014-05-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53779  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-16 13:38:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.63182 AU 
 T_jup = 3.292 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0 mag n/a MPO279599  

7973 Koppeschaar           Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Carl Egon Koppeschaar is a science writer and reporter in the Netherlands. He is internationally known for popularizing astrophysics and space science, for debunking pseudoscience, and for taking action against light pollution. His Moon Handbook: a 21st-Century Travel Guide is a delight.
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Reference: 20000124/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1344 T-2 = 1990 EO5 
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