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10101 Fourier (1992 BM2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010101
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1002537559935892 2.8594e-08  
a 2.248760657766497 7.872e-09 au
q 2.023313955494791 6.4482e-08 au
i 3.920626002017943 3.662e-06 deg
node 213.5651563442914 5.4052e-05 deg
peri 208.4475221172816 5.8132e-05 deg
M 77.43864384857189 2.164e-05 deg
tp 2458335.547197949516
7.3662e-05 TDB
period 1231.723645944678
n .2922733530246518 1.5347e-09 deg/d
Q 2.474207360038202 8.6612e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2069  
   data-arc span      15207 days (41.63 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-09-18  
   last obs. used      2019-05-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46714  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 01:46:52  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03657 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.77869 au 
 T_jup = 3.619 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2   n/a MPO458927  
rotation period rot_per 6.849 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

10101 Fourier           Discovered 1992 Jan. 30 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Named in memory of Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier (1768-1830), French mathematician who exerted a strong influence on mathematical physics through his Théorie analytique de la chaleur (1822), wherein he showed that the conduction of heat in solid bodies may be analyzed in terms of infinite mathematical series, the so-called "Fourier series". In 1798 he accompanied Napoleon to Egypt, where he was engaged, until 1801, in extensive research on Egyptian antiquities.
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Reference: 19990728/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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Alternate Designations
 1992 BM2 = 1977 SD1 = 1987 SV18 = 1994 VN7 
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