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8877 Rentaro (1993 BK2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008877
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09207212089310282 3.038e-08  
a 2.767189664459022 1.0418e-08 au
q 2.512408643138806 8.5795e-08 au
i 2.577659615101469 3.6209e-06 deg
node 330.8219221781974 7.336e-05 deg
peri 142.3323496226546 7.6296e-05 deg
M 35.80583369379382 1.9975e-05 deg
tp 2459033.272342358547
(2020-Jul-02.77234236)
9.3221e-05 TDB
period 1681.34492456624
4.60
9.4947e-06
2.6e-08
d
yr
n .2141143050066744 1.2091e-09 deg/d
Q 3.021970685779238 1.1377e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1887  
   data-arc span      15901 days (43.53 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-09-09  
   last obs. used      2021-03-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49068  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 00:07:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5294 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.05272 au 
 T_jup = 3.331 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.26   n/a MPCxxxxx  

8877 Rentaro           Discovered 1993 Jan. 19 by T. Seki at Geisei.
Named in memory of Rentaro Taki (1879-1903), gifted Japanese composer. After he finished his schooling in Japan he went to Germany and trained at the Music Academy in Leipzig. Not long afterward, however, he developed tuberculosis and returned to Japan to die. His songs, which include "The Moon over the Ruins of a Castle", are among the best loved in Japan. < 1 observations>
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Reference: 19990728/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1993 BK2 = 1977 RF19 = 1998 FX42 
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