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8379 Straczynski (1992 SW10)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008379
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 38 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .19110583190618 2.0696e-08  
a 2.636571648412092 9.1895e-09 au
q 2.132707430162051 5.3997e-08 au
i 10.25737960976745 3.6344e-07 deg
node 19.86402138727046 4.2432e-06 deg
peri 68.73705225771378 6.1571e-06 deg
M 198.593452326078 4.331e-06 deg
tp 2460097.594307917509
2.1854e-05 TDB
period 1563.715688660888
n .23022087877643 1.2036e-09 deg/d
Q 3.140435866662133 1.0946e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2088  
   data-arc span      17133 days (46.91 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-07-24  
   last obs. used      2021-06-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43571  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 01:34:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.17326 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.18339 au 
 T_jup = 3.349 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.25   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 6.059 km 0.137 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.304   0.046 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

8379 Straczynski           Discovered 1992 Sept. 27 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Named in honor of J. Michael Straczynski (b. 1954), creator, executive producer, and writer of Babylon 5 , an award-winning science-fiction novel for television that chronicles the story of the last of a series of space stations, the last best hope for peace in the galaxy. Straczynski has been involved in genre television for many years, editing and writing for a number of popular series. He has also published many short stories, an anthology and two fantasy/horror novels. Straczynski's primary criterion for a good science-fiction television series is that it must be good science fiction and good television. With Babylon 5 he succeeded superbly. Name proposed by J. Scotti, W. Bottke and D. Durda. Citation by D. Durda.
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Alternate Designations
 1992 SW10 = 1974 OG2 = 1974 QN3 = 1977 EW4 = 1988 XC1 
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