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85047 Krakatau (6255 P-L)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2085047
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06879069617846266 6.3596e-08  
a 1.907792762996842 7.3786e-09 au
q 1.776554370666056 1.1888e-07 au
i 22.39708880965067 7.0846e-06 deg
node 186.6623694712825 1.085e-05 deg
peri 146.874975088392 3.7055e-05 deg
M 108.7811273147794 3.5107e-05 deg
tp 2458309.665263131997
(2018-Jul-10.16526313)
9.3837e-05 TDB
period 962.4877757472568
2.64
5.5838e-06
1.529e-08
d
yr
n .3740307244115417 2.1699e-09 deg/d
Q 2.039031155327628 7.8862e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      904  
   data-arc span      21342 days (58.43 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2019-03-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46376  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 06:16:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .786271 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.1503 au 
 T_jup = 3.844 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9   n/a MPO459394  

85047 Krakatau           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
This Hungaria planet is named after the Indonesian island Krakatau that partly collapsed beneath the sea in 1883 during one of the largest volcanic eruptions in historic times.
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Reference: 20121029/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 6255 P-L = 1999 LK5 
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