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Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to DragonCon Week. This week’s facts will be either related to the convention or to someone who was at the convention. Today we start off with the lovely and talented Terry Farrell, best known for playing Dax on Star Trek Deep Space Nine.

Did you know that Terry Farrell had an asteroid named after her?

Let’s check out the Hard Rock Wikay….you see how I changed the special to make “wiki” rhyme with “café”…..and the story is about an asteroid being named after a rock….

Sorry sir.

The asteroid 26734 Terryfarrell, discovered in 2001, was named in her honor by its discoverer, William Kwong Yu Yeung.[6]

The website Solar System Dynamics has more information about the Main-Belt Asteroid.

26734 Terryfarrell (2001 HG16)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid SPK-ID: 2026734
[ Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]


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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
ElementValueUncertainty (1-sigma) Units
e.1240332300251257.058e-08
a2.5252358634107842.3029e-08AU
q2.2120227026966591.7643e-07AU
i9.5749317211647247.2312e-06deg
node185.75971789414833.4355e-05deg
peri346.78648376147324.4545e-05deg
M188.6953804566613.2938e-05deg
tp2457697.957780799324
(2016-Nov-05.45778080)
0.00013771JED
period1465.721133248445
4.01
2.005e-05
5.489e-08
d
yr
n.24561288763172843.3598e-09deg/d
Q2.8384490241249092.5885e-08AU

Orbit Determination Parameters
# obs. used (total) 707
data-arc span 6376 days (17.46 yr)
first obs. used 1997-06-03
last obs. used 2014-11-17
planetary ephem. DE431
SB-pert. ephem. SB431-BIG16
condition code 0
fit RMS .5111
data source ORB
producer Otto Matic
solution date 2015-Jan-08 03:08:30

Additional Information
Earth MOID = 1.21885 AU
T_jup = 3.424

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[ Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]
Physical Parameter Table
ParameterSymbolValueUnitsSigmaReferenceNotes
absolute magnitudeH14.5magn/aMPO319416
26734 Terryfarrell Discovered 2001 Apr. 23 by W. K. Y. Yeung at Desert Beaver Observatory.
Terry Farrell (b. 1963), an Elite teen model who turned to acting and appeared in a score of movies, is most famous for playing the role of Jadzia Dax in the popular TV series Deep Space Nine.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20020328/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02


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Alternate Designations
2001 HG16 = 1998 QA43 = 2000 AA172

According the Wiki article for the asteroid, there was also one named after Nana Visitor, who played Major Kira.

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I would to like a star named after me. Maybe one day we’ll be sending the USS Leonard Nimov to the RobGronkPartyBusDriver system for colonization. A boy as far as you know can dream can’t he? Well with that I wish you all farewell and will see you tomorrow for another Fact Of The Day.

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