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12655 Benferinga (5041 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012655
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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 .1020501339191345 3.0392e-08  
a 3.040324417058455 1.6155e-08 au
q 2.730058903140026 9.1563e-08 au
i 11.71704083385484 4.7141e-06 deg
node 151.9362962235199 1.7029e-05 deg
peri 113.6352361001369 2.8906e-05 deg
M 39.80226202712265 2.308e-05 deg
tp 2458386.416315015386
(2018-Sep-24.91631502)
0.00012418 TDB
period 1936.325290807411
5.30
1.5433e-05
4.225e-08
d
yr
n .1859191746908841 1.4818e-09 deg/d
Q 3.350589930976885 1.7803e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1983  
   data-arc span      15388 days (42.13 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-11  
   last obs. used      2019-11-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49581  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 22:47:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.73988 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.86751 au 
 T_jup = 3.201 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8   n/a MPO395124  
diameter diameter 9.965 km 0.231 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.135   0.011 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

12655 Benferinga           Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Ben Feringa (b. 1951) is a renowned Dutch chemist, who won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of molecular machines. He is a passionate lecturer and public advocate for science.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2018-10-26Last Updated: 2019-04-09

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Alternate Designations
 5041 T-3 = 1987 QA2 
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