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9704 Georgebeekman (5469 T-2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009704
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05827827706442252 6.6884e-08  
a 2.326270208270925 1.8293e-08 AU
q 2.1906991885466 1.492e-07 AU
i 6.996136812950627 6.9646e-06 deg
node 252.0108097311531 5.985e-05 deg
peri 226.6527370339745 9.4712e-05 deg
M 115.515434884608 7.101e-05 deg
tp 2456584.660076893533
(2013-Oct-19.16007689)
0.00025636 JED
period 1295.951250738662
3.55
1.5286e-05
4.185e-08
d
yr
n .2777882268293721 3.2766e-09 deg/d
Q 2.46184122799525 1.9359e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      856  
   data-arc span      21994 days (60.22 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-04-02  
   last obs. used      2014-06-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50243  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 14:15:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2135 AU 
 T_jup = 3.562 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0 mag n/a MPO253432  

9704 Georgebeekman           Discovered 1973 Sept. 30 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
George W. E. Beekman (b. 1944) is one of the Netherlands' best science writers in the field of astronomy, known for his weekly contributions in the daily paper NRC-Handelsblad. He has been editor-in-chief of the journal Zenit and is still a member of the editorial board of that monthly. The name was suggested by C. de Jager.
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Reference: 20001111/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 5469 T-2 = 1980 RV5 
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