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14016 Steller (1994 BJ4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014016
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04471312120426457 4.5225e-08  
a 3.072593067583237 1.9105e-08 au
q 2.935207841341005 1.4113e-07 au
i 8.455002701599495 3.9454e-06 deg
node 275.6897699063327 3.1178e-05 deg
peri 281.0975366095557 5.6958e-05 deg
M 252.9763639046154 5.0092e-05 deg
tp 2459585.334787318664
0.00027569 TDB
period 1967.233885111838
n .1829980678578713 1.7068e-09 deg/d
Q 3.20997829382547 1.9959e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1369  
   data-arc span      10401 days (28.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-08-08  
   last obs. used      2020-01-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47083  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 20:49:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.94727 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.86543 au 
 T_jup = 3.212 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO458957  
diameter diameter 7.502 km 0.327 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.797 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Ali-Lagoa, V. (2018) Astron. Astrophys. 617, A57.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.181   0.024 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

14016 Steller           Discovered 1994 Jan. 16 by E. W. Elst and C. Pollas at Caussols.
Appointed naturalist on Vitus Bering's second Kamchatka expedition, German botanist Georg Wilhelm Steller (1709-1746) collected some 1100 unknown plants in the vicinity of Irkutsk. He joined Bering in Okhotsk on Kamchatka's western coast and followed him on the expedition that led to the discovery of southeastern Alaska.
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Reference: 20060219/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2016-11-01

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Alternate Designations
 1994 BJ4 = 1996 OC 
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