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12817 Federica (1996 FM16)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012817
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01370936725512647 3.2477e-08  
a 3.060588687633289 1.9e-08 au
q 3.018629953297639 9.6329e-08 au
i 3.837817924616821 5.184e-06 deg
node 210.934099311138 6.0593e-05 deg
peri 55.46492343180874 0.00021559 deg
M 52.43868342490364 0.00020656 deg
tp 2458315.624461912668
(2018-Jul-16.12446191)
0.0011225 TDB
period 1955.71641035395
5.35
1.8212e-05
4.986e-08
d
yr
n .1840757678843869 1.7141e-09 deg/d
Q 3.102547421968939 1.9261e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1321  
   data-arc span      8614 days (23.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-03-22  
   last obs. used      2019-10-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57533  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 03:38:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.00463 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.88379 au 
 T_jup = 3.230 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.6   n/a MPO319245  
diameter diameter 9.306 km 0.199 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.089   0.018 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

12817 Federica           Discovered 1996 Mar. 22 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Federica Mula (b. 1995) is the talented daughter of Manuela Sciascia and Nuccio Mula. In the opera Empedocle from Mula-Portera (Agrigento, 2002), she performed the role of the girl who found and returned the sandal of Greek philosopher Empedocles near the Etna volcano.
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Reference: 20040713/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-07-14

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Alternate Designations
 1996 FM16 = 1997 NT6 = 1998 SS122 = 1998 US33 
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