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8254 Moskovitz (1981 EF18)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008254
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0940464949461904 5.374e-08  
a 2.300455138229086 1.3085e-08 AU
q 2.084105395697686 1.2366e-07 AU
i 5.34043550120549 5.5088e-06 deg
node 183.8830331816569 5.4725e-05 deg
peri 206.3553589440651 6.1134e-05 deg
M 17.3586158772771 2.7393e-05 deg
tp 2456939.048615554155
(2014-Oct-08.54861555)
9.6892e-05 JED
period 1274.439077222933
3.49
1.0874e-05
2.977e-08
d
yr
n .2824772140418498 2.4101e-09 deg/d
Q 2.516804880760485 1.4316e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1073  
   data-arc span      12798 days (35.04 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-10-16  
   last obs. used      2014-10-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50924  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 13:06:42  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08994 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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