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86196 Specula (1999 SC10)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2086196
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1865215799185408 8.5317e-08  
a 3.127568222142673 5.4591e-08 AU
q 2.5442092560456 2.6118e-07 AU
i 16.70367350471796 1.111e-05 deg
node 235.4937248880927 3.6862e-05 deg
peri 196.8260615129793 5.2105e-05 deg
M 234.2030261340237 3.3743e-05 deg
tp 2457706.453844703237
0.00019142 JED
period 2020.266277342482
n .1781943321221768 4.6655e-09 deg/d
Q 3.710927188239747 6.4774e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      270  
   data-arc span      5387 days (14.75 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-06-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .63226  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 14:25:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.56212 AU 
 T_jup = 3.123 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6 mag n/a MPO259852  

86196 Specula           Discovered 1999 Sept. 24 by K. Sárneczky and L. Kiss at Piszkesteto.
Specula is the old name for the Observatory of Eger, built in 1774 by count Károly Eszterházy (1725-1799). The observatory was never used in projects of real importance because of the turmoils of history and politics. Today it is a museum where its well-preserved 200-year-old instruments are on display.
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Reference: 20091202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-04-12

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