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8254 Moskovitz (1981 EF18)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008254
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09414883871914037 5.9439e-08  
a 2.300737639204597 1.5087e-08 AU
q 2.084125862276067 1.3607e-07 AU
i 5.340159163964657 6.1017e-06 deg
node 183.8826227737877 6.1341e-05 deg
peri 206.3156908732035 6.9387e-05 deg
M 320.9039004828558 3.4758e-05 deg
tp 2456938.929931426570
(2014-Oct-08.42993143)
0.00012362 JED
period 1274.673840333153
3.49
1.2538e-05
3.433e-08
d
yr
n .2824251887886154 2.7779e-09 deg/d
Q 2.517349416133126 1.6507e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1035  
   data-arc span      12369 days (33.86 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-10-16  
   last obs. used      2013-08-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54284  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2013-Sep-23 22:49:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08878 AU 
 T_jup = 3.580 
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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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