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8338 Ralhan (1985 FE3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008338
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1876136263865613 5.2573e-08  
a 2.256721682774375 1.3228e-08 AU
q 1.833329944123891 1.1776e-07 AU
i 7.957026510985976 5.7327e-06 deg
node 91.77728636139666 4.5472e-05 deg
peri 140.2839293977093 4.8488e-05 deg
M 230.4986843821808 1.85e-05 deg
tp 2457445.937841480568
(2016-Feb-27.43784148)
6.5491e-05 JED
period 1238.270222723048
3.39
1.0888e-05
2.981e-08
d
yr
n .2907281410743556 2.5563e-09 deg/d
Q 2.680113421424858 1.571e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      949  
   data-arc span      10537 days (28.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      1985-02-19  
   last obs. used      2013-12-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48546  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 19:14:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .831267 AU 
 T_jup = 3.587 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6 mag n/a MPO267741  
rotation period rot_per 5.2745 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01) Published Reference List:
[Brinsfield, J.W. (2009) Minor Planet Bul. 36, 169.]
[Behrend, R. (2009) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2009) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]

8338 Ralhan           Discovered 1985 Mar. 27 at Brorfelde.
Danish physicist Philip Ralhan Bidstrup (b. 1979) obtained a doctorate from the University of Copenhagen in 2008 based on a feasibility study for detecting and observing small minor planets by a spacecraft in deep space. The name was suggested by A. C. Andersen.
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Reference: 20080520/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

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Alternate Designations
 1985 FE3 = 1985 DG = 1992 KG 
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