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16742 Zink (1996 ON)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2016742
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2494808042137578 4.1627e-08  
a 2.386173604513446 9.6921e-09 au
q 1.79086909466579 9.9572e-08 au
i 3.819967511338303 5.1824e-06 deg
node 269.3394930588945 7.3812e-05 deg
peri 71.71162287456909 7.4719e-05 deg
M 150.6995536602498 1.5113e-05 deg
tp 2458436.913024404057
(2018-Nov-14.41302440)
5.4106e-05 TDB
period 1346.329874818046
3.69
8.2028e-06
2.246e-08
d
yr
n .2673936059308298 1.6291e-09 deg/d
Q 2.981478114361102 1.211e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      763  
   data-arc span      15013 days (41.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-29  
   last obs. used      2020-01-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49488  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-29 00:14:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .786967 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.44119 au 
 T_jup = 3.489 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.6   n/a MPO452408  
diameter diameter 4.417 km 0.160 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.043   0.006 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

16742 Zink           Discovered 1996 July 21 by J. Ticha and M. Tichy at Klet.
Johann Josef Zink (1842-1920) was a publisher who issued postcards and guides in South Bohemia. Interested in astronomy, he was a prolific amateur who drew planets and comets. His astronomical instruments and diaries were placed at the Ceske Budejovice Observatory in 1937.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2015-02-03Last Updated: 2015-02-04

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Alternate Designations
 1996 ON = 1978 WT9 
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