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11966 Plateau (1994 PJ20)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011966
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .03782526014660064 3.6358e-08  
a 2.834952412322391 1.526e-08 au
q 2.727719599823064 1.0308e-07 au
i .9926594704407377 3.8042e-06 deg
node 266.1625892550708 0.00024984 deg
peri 22.74680072442853 0.00025663 deg
M 192.0175618239972 5.9364e-05 deg
tp 2459814.039166979012
(2022-Aug-22.53916698)
0.0002874 TDB
period 1743.480469104674
4.77
1.4078e-05
3.854e-08
d
yr
n .2064835289981024 1.6672e-09 deg/d
Q 2.942185224821718 1.5838e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1566  
   data-arc span      10660 days (29.19 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-11-23  
   last obs. used      2020-01-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54466  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 20:12:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.7114 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.1131 au 
 T_jup = 3.310 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0   n/a MPO272696  
diameter diameter 5.209 km 0.231 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.179   0.014 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

11966 Plateau           Discovered 1994 Aug. 12 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau (1801-1883) was a Belgian physicist who stated the so-called "Plateau-problem". The proof of the existence of a minimal surface (of least area) bounded by a simple closed curve in space was solved in 1930 by means of variational analysis.
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Reference: 20000523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1994 PJ20 = 1995 YL24 
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