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8348 Bhattacharyya (1988 BX)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008348
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06757890440437894 5.8641e-08  
a 1.869655945235537 8.8143e-09 AU
q 1.743306644843386 1.1182e-07 AU
i 19.00243927893117 8.5416e-06 deg
node 290.8625734325313 2.3142e-05 deg
peri 119.1954428197244 9.4942e-05 deg
M 253.6807198000253 9.0029e-05 deg
tp 2457276.272207830788
(2015-Sep-10.77220783)
0.00023385 JED
period 933.7722624941856
2.56
6.6032e-06
1.808e-08
d
yr
n .3855329767864481 2.7263e-09 deg/d
Q 1.996005245627688 9.4099e-09 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      747  
   data-arc span      9691 days (26.53 yr)  
   first obs. used      1988-01-17  
   last obs. used      2014-07-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .47554  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 14:12:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .800587 AU 
 T_jup = 3.914 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO253422  
rotation period rot_per 19.58 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01) Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2012) http://www.minorplanetobserver.com/PDO/PDOLig htcurves.htm]
[Warner, B.D. (2013). Minor Planet Bul. 40, 36-42.]

8348 Bhattacharyya           Discovered 1988 Jan. 26 by R. Rajamohan at Kavalur.
Jagadish Chandra Bhattacharyya (b. 1930) participated in the discoveries of the atmosphere of Jupiter III (Ganymede) and the rings of Uranus. Also an eminent solar astronomer, he was director of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics in Bangalore and was instrumental in the completion of the 2.3-m telescope at Kavalur.
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Reference: 20080819/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-08-25

Alternate Designations
 1988 BX = 1970 AQ = 1988 CE7 = 1993 BP2 
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