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4015 Wilson-Harrington (1979 VA)
Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA]          SPK-ID: 2004015
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 153 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6238405829265247 2.9475e-08  
a 2.641953387562067 2.8961e-09 AU
q .9937956462006405 7.8041e-08 AU
i 2.782445401847255 5.5867e-06 deg
node 270.366076810299 7.9095e-05 deg
peri 91.50327905647926 7.9182e-05 deg
M 70.3749175847272 2.51e-06 deg
tp 2456693.879242737906
(2014-Feb-05.37924274)
1.0602e-05 JED
period 1568.505888215906
4.29
2.5791e-06
7.061e-09
d
yr
n .2295177867706199 3.774e-10 deg/d
Q 4.290111128923494 4.7028e-09 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      873  
   data-arc span      23262 days (63.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1949-11-19  
   last obs. used      2013-07-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .65871  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 17:57:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0473449 AU 
 T_jup = 3.082 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.99 mag n/a PDS3 (MPC 17270)  
diameter diameter 4 km 0.5 H. Campins et al. (1995) Planet. Space Sci., v.43, pp.733-736 based on ILM thermal model
rotation period rot_per 3.5736 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01) Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Harris, A.W.; Young, J.W. (1983) Icarus 54, 59-109.]
[Urakawa, S.; Okumura, S-i.; Nishiyama, K.; Sakamoto, T.; et al. (2011) Icarus 215, 17-26.]
[Urakawa, S.; Okumura, S-i.; Nishiyama, K.; Sakamoto, T.; et al. (2012) ACM 2012, #6088.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.05   0.01 H. Campins et al. (1995) Planet. Space Sci., v.43, pp.733-736 based on ILM thermal model
B-V BV .666 mag .018 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.1 #obs=3; phase (min.=17.84, mean=18.14, max.=18.45) deg.
U-B UB .279 mag .028 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.1 #obs=3; phase (min.=17.84, mean=18.14, max.=18.45) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T CF   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 6 color indices

4015 Wilson-Harrington (1979 VA)          Discovered 1979-Nov-15 by Helin, E. F. at Palomar (675)
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1979 VA = 107P 
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