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4864 Nimoy (1988 RA5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004864
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1765184364131615 4.3827e-08  
a 2.468811990228473 8.2818e-09 au
q 2.033021157915278 1.1003e-07 au
i 3.619305688684308 3.7131e-06 deg
node 94.12704500558374 6.4304e-05 deg
peri 241.7057056983627 6.5136e-05 deg
M 62.97276363412163 8.9982e-06 deg
tp 2458752.654689340623
(2019-Sep-26.15468934)
3.5573e-05 TDB
period 1416.871464555351
3.88
7.1295e-06
1.952e-08
d
yr
n .2540809163045547 1.2785e-09 deg/d
Q 2.904602822541668 9.7437e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2061  
   data-arc span      22783 days (62.38 yr)  
   first obs. used      1957-09-18  
   last obs. used      2020-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47607  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 02:13:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02627 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.46841 au 
 T_jup = 3.461 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO347562  
diameter diameter 11.874 km 0.073 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.054   0.009 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

4864 Nimoy           Discovered 1988 Sept. 2 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015) was an American actor, film director and poet. Best known for his portrayal of the half-Vulcan/half-human science officer Spock in the original "Star Trek" TV series and subsequent movies, Nimoy wrote two autobiographies: I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995).
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2015-06-02Last Updated: 2015-06-04

Alternate Designations
 1988 RA5 = 1957 SA = 1968 KD = 1969 VD1 = 1976 MG = 1985 XZ1 
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