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16459 Barth (1989 WE4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2016459
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2152570029221034 3.5329e-08  
a 2.413484967519137 6.9307e-09 au
q 1.893965426813418 8.3929e-08 au
i 2.693204514438294 3.0752e-06 deg
node 151.1823398206641 7.3782e-05 deg
peri 225.9997222719524 7.4075e-05 deg
M 134.65020177077 6.292e-06 deg
tp 2458688.264313288209
(2019-Jul-23.76431329)
2.3451e-05 TDB
period 1369.510366796017
3.75
5.8992e-06
1.615e-08
d
yr
n .2628676706129824 1.1323e-09 deg/d
Q 2.933004508224857 8.4226e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1753  
   data-arc span      12944 days (35.44 yr)  
   first obs. used      1985-10-15  
   last obs. used      2021-03-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53062  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 02:17:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .895315 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53037 au 
 T_jup = 3.485 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.61   n/a MPCxxxxx  

16459 Barth           Discovered 1989 Nov. 28 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.
The Swiss Protestant Reformed theologian Karl Barth (1886-1968), ousted from his post in Germany, was professor in Basel beginning in 1935. In Germany, he is known as the "Vater der Bekennende Kirche". His main works are The Epistle to the Romans and Ecclesiastical Dogmatics.
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Reference: 20001111/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1989 WE4 = 1985 TL1 = 1998 BX40 = 1999 KH16 
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