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9488 Huia (9523 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009488
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1171998753224138 6.3082e-08  
a 2.289913469424313 1.4437e-08 AU
q 2.021535896308667 1.4805e-07 AU
i 6.328745786510904 6.2475e-06 deg
node 8.992989861971481 4.6937e-05 deg
peri 187.6339797776586 5.1989e-05 deg
M 27.85238380064363 2.3473e-05 deg
tp 2456902.576505204487
(2014-Sep-02.07650520)
8.2403e-05 JED
period 1265.689083516435
3.47
1.1969e-05
3.277e-08
d
yr
n .2844300426450864 2.6898e-09 deg/d
Q 2.558291042539958 1.6129e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      908  
   data-arc span      19602 days (53.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-05-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55711  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 14:14:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02162 AU 
 T_jup = 3.582 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO272684  

9488 Huia           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Named for the bird, extinct since 1907, with splendid green and black plumage and a long white-tipped tail (Heteralocha acutirostris). The tail feathers of the huia were highly prized by the Maori people as symbols of rank. Carved boxes, waka huia, were made to keep them in.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 9523 P-L = 1990 EH = 1990 FF4 = 1995 WF42 
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