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8379 Straczynski (1992 SW10)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008379
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1915382188927638 5.2118e-08  
a 2.636443089091935 2.6202e-08 AU
q 2.13146347559513 1.4119e-07 AU
i 10.25464322084435 1.1223e-05 deg
node 19.91880884979307 3.4599e-05 deg
peri 69.20990903530929 4.8875e-05 deg
M 6.245269232932032 3.7381e-05 deg
tp 2456973.374691068896
(2014-Nov-11.87469107)
0.00016211 JED
period 1563.60131981258
4.28
2.331e-05
6.382e-08
d
yr
n .2302377181692013 3.4323e-09 deg/d
Q 3.14142270258874 3.1221e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      799  
   data-arc span      14378 days (39.36 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-07-24  
   last obs. used      2013-12-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52158  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 19:14:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.17195 AU 
 T_jup = 3.349 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1 mag n/a MPO279603  

8379 Straczynski           Discovered 1992 Sept. 27 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Named in honor of J. Michael Straczynski (b. 1954), creator, executive producer, and writer of Babylon 5 , an award-winning science-fiction novel for television that chronicles the story of the last of a series of space stations, the last best hope for peace in the galaxy. Straczynski has been involved in genre television for many years, editing and writing for a number of popular series. He has also published many short stories, an anthology and two fantasy/horror novels. Straczynski's primary criterion for a good science-fiction television series is that it must be good science fiction and good television. With Babylon 5 he succeeded superbly. Name proposed by J. Scotti, W. Bottke and D. Durda. Citation by D. Durda.
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Reference: 19990202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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Alternate Designations
 1992 SW10 = 1974 OG2 = 1974 QN3 = 1977 EW4 = 1988 XC1 
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