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4966 Edolsen (1981 EO34)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004966
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2125826777310915 4.7347e-08  
a 2.63174437909257 8.9523e-09 au
q 2.072281111881323 1.236e-07 au
i 9.948386846126313 4.7217e-06 deg
node 175.9284863705597 1.9709e-05 deg
peri 183.6117675080531 2.1084e-05 deg
M 234.171115093538 8.4421e-06 deg
tp 2459545.556885217007
(2021-Nov-27.05688522)
3.7721e-05 TDB
period 1559.423170792523
4.27
7.9569e-06
2.178e-08
d
yr
n .2308545920970523 1.1779e-09 deg/d
Q 3.191207646303817 1.0855e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1963  
   data-arc span      14233 days (38.97 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-02-09  
   last obs. used      2020-01-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51827  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 17:26:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.06888 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.26293 au 
 T_jup = 3.346 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.7   n/a MPO384798  
diameter diameter 10.212 km 0.064 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.061   0.007 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

4966 Edolsen           Discovered 1981 Mar. 2 by S. J. Bus at Siding Spring in the course of the U.K. Schmidt-Caltech Asteroid Survey.
Edward Olsen (b. 1927) is a long-time curator of the meteorite collection at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. His studies of stony-iron meteorites and phosphate minerals have focused on unraveling the processes that led to core formation in minor planets.
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Reference: 20001013/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1981 EO34 = 1987 SO1 
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