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4864 Nimoy (1988 RA5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004864
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .176518426635008 4.4616e-08  
a 2.468811992309884 8.3525e-09 au
q 2.033021183769704 1.12e-07 au
i 3.619306012319844 3.7563e-06 deg
node 94.12705324500257 6.4776e-05 deg
peri 241.7056980769732 6.5604e-05 deg
M 62.97276196683621 9.0473e-06 deg
tp 2458752.654695589217
3.5759e-05 TDB
period 1416.871466347159
n .2540809159832382 1.2894e-09 deg/d
Q 2.904602800850064 9.8269e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2033  
   data-arc span      22756 days (62.30 yr)  
   first obs. used      1957-09-18  
   last obs. used      2020-01-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47551  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-28 19:44:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02627 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.46841 au 
 T_jup = 3.461 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.4   n/a MPO347562  
diameter diameter 11.874 km 0.073 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.054   0.009 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

4864 Nimoy           Discovered 1988 Sept. 2 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015) was an American actor, film director and poet. Best known for his portrayal of the half-Vulcan/half-human science officer Spock in the original "Star Trek" TV series and subsequent movies, Nimoy wrote two autobiographies: I Am Not Spock (1975) and I Am Spock (1995).
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2015-06-02Last Updated: 2015-06-04

Alternate Designations
 1988 RA5 = 1957 SA = 1968 KD = 1969 VD1 = 1976 MG = 1985 XZ1 
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