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8240 Matisse (4172 T-2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008240
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1436921867597452 8.1273e-08  
a 2.46446581104399 1.7597e-08 AU
q 2.11034132946045 1.9571e-07 AU
i 4.144297818337628 5.5979e-06 deg
node 106.9702413513069 8.6519e-05 deg
peri 73.70572370387725 8.8733e-05 deg
M 9.806350681056914 1.8245e-05 deg
tp 2456762.006487453572
(2014-Apr-14.50648745)
7.1697e-05 JED
period 1413.131649828033
3.87
1.5135e-05
4.144e-08
d
yr
n .2547533345840842 2.7285e-09 deg/d
Q 2.81859029262753 2.0126e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1023  
   data-arc span      14890 days (40.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-09-19  
   last obs. used      2014-06-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54128  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:19:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.11846 AU 
 T_jup = 3.470 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO256925  

8240 Matisse           Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) studied at the School of Fine Arts in Paris. After traveling through Europe and the Pacific islands, he initially developed an Impressionistic style of painting. Later he became the leader of a new school, Fauvism, characterized by bold use of color and distorted forms.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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Alternate Designations
 4172 T-2 = 1993 VE8 
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