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9780 Bandersnatch (1994 SB)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009780
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1013279032777063 3.0799e-08  
a 2.200029907252972 6.3532e-09 au
q 1.977105489602781 6.7052e-08 au
i 6.25973951861415 3.71e-06 deg
node 297.5817193546193 3.7731e-05 deg
peri 201.51606773704 4.4446e-05 deg
M 63.55135530636539 2.3154e-05 deg
tp 2458390.091335451479
7.6453e-05 TDB
period 1191.904073049419
n .3020377294952608 1.3083e-09 deg/d
Q 2.422954324903162 6.9969e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2000  
   data-arc span      16941 days (46.38 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-03-25  
   last obs. used      2019-08-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45297  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-24 01:05:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .99261 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.60687 au 
 T_jup = 3.651 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO473900  
diameter diameter 5.834 km 0.216 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 7.06329 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Dykhuis, M.J.; Molnar, L.A.; Gates, C.J.; Gonzales, J.A.; et al. (2016) Icarus 267, 174-203.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.299   0.055 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

9780 Bandersnatch           Discovered 1994 Sept. 25 by Y. Shimizu and T. Urata at the Nachi-Katsuura Observatory.
The `frumious Bandersnatch' is a somewhat mysterious entity appearing in Lewis Carroll's classic poem `Jabberwocky'. The name was suggested by T. Urata, and the citation was prepared by D. J. Asher.
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Reference: 20010109/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1994 SB = 1973 FL2 
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