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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 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09414883103618209 5.3855e-08  
a 2.300737633846692 1.5837e-08 AU
q 2.084125875099075 1.2368e-07 AU
i 5.340155190224107 5.5728e-06 deg
node 183.8826563015366 5.8792e-05 deg
peri 206.3156375996286 6.6496e-05 deg
M 320.903918960446 3.3751e-05 deg
tp 2456938.929865518287
(2014-Oct-08.42986552)
0.00012012 JED
period 1274.673835880506
3.49
1.3161e-05
3.603e-08
d
yr
n .2824251897751733 2.9161e-09 deg/d
Q 2.51734939259431 1.7328e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1037  
   data-arc span      12684 days (34.73 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-10-16  
   last obs. used      2014-07-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51412  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:19:11  

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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