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12382 Niagara Falls (1994 SO5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012382
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04202174938888194 3.7232e-08  
a 2.784681060832054 1.3568e-08 au
q 2.667663891165803 1.0597e-07 au
i 1.000333442142591 4.6285e-06 deg
node 130.3754132288591 0.00023562 deg
peri 165.2496774503843 0.00024249 deg
M 255.8691544334455 5.8217e-05 deg
tp 2459491.451411233815
(2021-Oct-03.95141123)
0.00027476 TDB
period 1697.31175313668
4.65
1.2405e-05
3.396e-08
d
yr
n .2121001043766473 1.5501e-09 deg/d
Q 2.901698230498304 1.4138e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1205  
   data-arc span      10303 days (28.21 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-03-06  
   last obs. used      2020-05-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5643  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 02:53:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.65166 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.17008 au 
 T_jup = 3.330 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7   n/a MPO431644  
diameter diameter 6.528 km 0.176 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.072   0.013 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

12382 Niagara Falls           Discovered 1994 Sept. 28 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Niagara Falls is the thundering cataract on the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario and is famous as a honeymoon destination. Hydroelectric power has been generated there since 1916.
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Reference: 20020128/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1994 SO5 = 1992 EX35 
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