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15902 Dostal (1997 RA9)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015902
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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 .09588133674255066 3.7651e-08  
a 2.2615764936942 7.6159e-09 au
q 2.04473351633327 8.552e-08 au
i 5.671658634355584 4.3641e-06 deg
node 179.1713213161048 3.186e-05 deg
peri 195.3325215881424 3.6443e-05 deg
M 126.6768812679951 1.7593e-05 deg
tp 2458163.370404428572
(2018-Feb-13.87040443)
6.0352e-05 TDB
period 1242.268145777856
3.40
6.2751e-06
1.718e-08
d
yr
n .2897925067333857 1.4638e-09 deg/d
Q 2.478419471055131 8.3462e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1673  
   data-arc span      10476 days (28.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-08-22  
   last obs. used      2019-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4883  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-12 19:34:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.04468 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.91099 au 
 T_jup = 3.607 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9   n/a MPO431681  

15902 Dostál           Discovered 1997 Sept 13 by L. Šarounová at Ondřejov.
Czech globetrotter Víťa Dostál (b. 1959) became a legend as the first person in his country to cycle alone 60~000 km around the world. He described the 1994-1997 adventure in Lucky Planet. A professional farmer, during 2006-2007 he made the Panamericana solo bike tour from Anchorage to Ushuaia in 223 days.
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Reference: 20070926/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-09-30

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Alternate Designations
 1997 RA9 = 1990 QA3 
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