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100029 Varnhagen (1990 TQ10)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2100029
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1020351476806589 4.3407e-08  
a 2.970005582060519 2.1935e-08 au
q 2.666960623882593 1.3595e-07 au
i 4.11612503843923 4.8799e-06 deg
node 315.7678908275108 6.0099e-05 deg
peri 83.87264772170138 6.66e-05 deg
M 275.0188626017645 3.2263e-05 deg
tp 2459441.820766592116
0.00017056 TDB
period 1869.538121485069
n .1925609303510931 2.1332e-09 deg/d
Q 3.273050540238445 2.4173e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      594  
   data-arc span      10910 days (29.87 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-09-16  
   last obs. used      2020-07-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54397  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-25 09:01:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.67871 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.1154 au 
 T_jup = 3.251 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.0   n/a MPO436465  
diameter diameter 5.640 km 0.160 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.067   0.010 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

100029 Varnhagen           Discovered 1990 Oct. 10 by F. Börngen and L. D. Schmadel at Tautenburg.
Rahel Varnhagen von Ense (née Levin, 1771-1833) and her husband Karl August (1785-1858) were literary personalities and leading figures of Rahel's Berlin literary salon. It became a center of intellectual debate and social activity for writers. The intelligence, originality and amiability of Rahel was admired by Goethe.
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Reference: 20060219/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-03

Alternate Designations
 1990 TQ10 = 2000 SM50 
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