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8338 Ralhan (1985 FE3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008338
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1870890666495205 5.1144e-08  
a 2.256921729451199 1.2863e-08 au
q 1.834676349587152 1.1516e-07 au
i 7.954192241349694 5.7259e-06 deg
node 91.75483674310352 4.2116e-05 deg
peri 140.2294120735197 4.5101e-05 deg
M 346.7999651816082 1.8868e-05 deg
tp 2457445.909398555212
(2016-Feb-27.40939856)
6.5125e-05 JED
period 1238.434875724657
3.39
1.0588e-05
2.899e-08
d
yr
n .2906894880438099 2.4851e-09 deg/d
Q 2.679167109315245 1.527e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1061  
   data-arc span      11038 days (30.22 yr)  
   first obs. used      1985-02-19  
   last obs. used      2015-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .47046  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 16:01:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .8302 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.33131 au 
 T_jup = 3.587 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.7 mag n/a MPO337326  
rotation period rot_per 5.2745 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-December); Warner et al., 2009 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]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

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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