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5998 Sitensky (1986 RK1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005998
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1222276945137755 3.6515e-08  
a 2.76365014421483 1.1443e-08 au
q 2.425855558644788 1.0324e-07 au
i 4.594997334866682 4.0606e-06 deg
node 164.9952349219477 4.5212e-05 deg
peri 226.9410748363208 4.7651e-05 deg
M 83.89458715193391 1.555e-05 deg
tp 2458609.430034254428
(2019-May-05.93003425)
7.198e-05 TDB
period 1678.120036677009
4.59
1.0422e-05
2.853e-08
d
yr
n .2145257741590805 1.3323e-09 deg/d
Q 3.101444729784872 1.2841e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2366  
   data-arc span      32261 days (88.33 yr)  
   first obs. used      1931-10-06  
   last obs. used      2020-02-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4931  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 17:52:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.43409 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.33431 au 
 T_jup = 3.325 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.9   n/a MPO365320  
rotation period rot_per 6.500 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2019) Minor Planet Bull. 46, 46-51.]

5998 Sitenský           Discovered 1986 Sept. 2 by A. Mrkos at Klet.
Ladislav Sitenský (b. 1919) is a Czech landscape photographer, well-known also for his photography from World War II, when he was a technician for the Czech wing of the Royal Air Force. The name was suggested by M. Tichy.
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Reference: 20001111/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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Alternate Designations
 1986 RK1 = 1931 TY = 1977 RU4 = 1987 YX1 
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