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8254 Moskovitz (1981 EF18)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008254
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09426606525207919 5.3682e-08  
a 2.301562246705644 1.1602e-08 au
q 2.084603029775968 1.2349e-07 au
i 5.342214260126298 5.1653e-06 deg
node 183.8616721129978 5.136e-05 deg
peri 206.7149190658254 5.7147e-05 deg
M 129.9513006719756 2.338e-05 deg
tp 2456940.126152793738
(2014-Oct-09.62615279)
8.3167e-05 JED
period 1275.35918561218
3.49
9.6439e-06
2.64e-08
d
yr
n .2822734207439748 2.1345e-09 deg/d
Q 2.518521463635321 1.2696e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1260  
   data-arc span      13196 days (36.13 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-10-16  
   last obs. used      2015-12-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50295  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 13:06:50  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08918 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.84881 au 
 T_jup = 3.579 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3 mag n/a MPO263423  

8254 Moskovitz           Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey.
Nicholas A. Moskovitz (b. 1981) is a postdoctoral research scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC. His research includes spectroscopy of differentiated minor planets and their relationships to meteorites, with a particular focus on Vesta-like objects and HED meteorites.
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Reference: 20120506/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-05-09

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Alternate Designations
 1981 EF18 = 1979 UL3 = 1986 TA5 
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