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8255 Masiero (1981 EZ18)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008255
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04569684253454998 7.6988e-08  
a 2.689098147711045 2.614e-08 AU
q 2.566214853095143 2.1639e-07 AU
i 1.62544553016067 6.5544e-06 deg
node 283.8416458476948 0.00023359 deg
peri 50.62436652874368 0.00024138 deg
M 31.2112313949516 6.4388e-05 deg
tp 2456660.857758970893
(2014-Jan-03.35775897)
0.00028811 JED
period 1610.676814840762
4.41
2.3486e-05
6.43e-08
d
yr
n .2235085255359507 3.2591e-09 deg/d
Q 2.811981442326947 2.7335e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      970  
   data-arc span      21238 days (58.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      1955-05-23  
   last obs. used      2013-07-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55093  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 19:12:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.55491 AU 
 T_jup = 3.371 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.9 mag n/a MPO266002  

8255 Masiero           Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey.
Joseph Masiero (b. 1982) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. His 2009 Ph.D. thesis at the University of Hawaii investigated asteroid polarization. Currently he is processing and analyzing minor-planet measurements by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer satellite.
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Reference: 20120506/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-05-09
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