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12655 Benferinga (5041 T-3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012655
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 42 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1013327029616257 1.7214e-08  
a 3.041827927848484 1.3826e-08 au
q 2.733591281975436 5.4122e-08 au
i 11.71678547810055 1.8038e-07 deg
node 151.9251914928313 1.1833e-06 deg
peri 113.8335254875663 8.9639e-06 deg
M 187.6066265917811 1.1547e-05 deg
tp 2460324.436928899816
(2024-Jan-14.93692890)
6.5145e-05 TDB
period 1937.761804874615
5.31
1.3212e-05
3.617e-08
d
yr
n .1857813478903276 1.2667e-09 deg/d
Q 3.350064573721532 1.5227e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2544  
   data-arc span      15889 days (43.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-11  
   last obs. used      2021-04-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47054  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 16:50:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.74362 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.86529 au 
 T_jup = 3.200 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.81   n/a MPCxxxxx  
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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