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8076 Foscarini (1985 RV4)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008076
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1822814545319583 4.849e-08  
a 3.201967120851505 2.3471e-08 au
q 2.618307896699187 1.5147e-07 au
i .2984985886410731 4.9676e-06 deg
node 8.516655836241974 0.0009285 deg
peri 334.6187893319832 0.00092835 deg
M 161.335564371496 1.5346e-05 deg
tp 2456662.611219012208
(2014-Jan-05.11121901)
8.5557e-05 JED
period 2092.78073604494
5.73
2.3011e-05
6.3e-08
d
yr
n .1720199320452219 1.8914e-09 deg/d
Q 3.785626345003824 2.775e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1532  
   data-arc span      19617 days (53.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      1962-08-03  
   last obs. used      2016-04-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52636  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:01:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.60963 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.61479 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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