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46514 Lasswitz (1977 JA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2046514
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2022807937408957 6.4803e-08  
a 2.306765195079435 6.3987e-09 au
q 1.840150900444895 1.5011e-07 au
i 23.8017632354404 7.0278e-06 deg
node 239.0160822203882 8.7812e-06 deg
peri 1.005827603249753 1.5207e-05 deg
M 102.7322558165254 9.684e-06 deg
tp 2458635.319284034525
(2019-May-31.81928403)
3.4119e-05 TDB
period 1279.68627479923
3.50
5.3245e-06
1.458e-08
d
yr
n .2813189506595907 1.1705e-09 deg/d
Q 2.773379489713975 7.693e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1035  
   data-arc span      15438 days (42.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-05-15  
   last obs. used      2019-08-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44612  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-23 08:29:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .828008 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.24933 au 
 T_jup = 3.449 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.4   n/a MPO236605  

46514 Lasswitz           Discovered 1977 May 15 by H.-E. Schuster at the European Southern Observatory.
In a poem by German philosopher Kurd Lasswitz (1848-1910) the sweetheart of a student of Argelander was impressed that the BD had 320~000 stars. The lad assured her that "I wish them to hell for a kiss from your lips!". Later, in a dream, his boss warned he would have no success in life until he kissed her 320~000 times.
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Reference: 20050407/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-15

Alternate Designations
 1977 JA = 1991 KR1 = 1998 KM2 
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