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8076 Foscarini (1985 RV4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008076
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1830772180764157 4.9949e-08  
a 3.19951954486626 2.4405e-08 au
q 2.613760407411025 1.5727e-07 au
i .2992456873125058 5.7688e-06 deg
node 8.352057224008002 0.00097955 deg
peri 334.6603907084508 0.00097933 deg
M 127.0294770004846 1.6004e-05 deg
tp 2456662.888655848271
(2014-Jan-05.38865585)
9.1118e-05 JED
period 2090.381619800021
5.72
2.3917e-05
6.548e-08
d
yr
n .1722173581082481 1.9704e-09 deg/d
Q 3.785278682321494 2.8873e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1381  
   data-arc span      19497 days (53.38 yr)  
   first obs. used      1962-08-03  
   last obs. used      2015-12-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52954  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 13:06:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.60392 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.61426 au 
 T_jup = 3.168 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO332895  

8076 Foscarini           Discovered 1985 Sept. 15 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Paolo Antonio Foscarini (1565-1616) was an Italian Carmelite father, philosopher and scientist, whose 1615 attempt to publish a letter supporting Pythagorean and Copernican opinion about the nature of the solar system was condemned by the Roman Inquisition, along with the writings of Galileo and Copernicus.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-04-15Last Updated: 2014-04-17

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Alternate Designations
 1985 RV4 = 1962 PH = 1974 VD = 1979 QG7 = 1980 WQ2 
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