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115885 Ganz (2003 VL1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2115885
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 2 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1232900591911867 1.1535e-07  
a 2.348871529092534 3.2688e-08 AU
q 2.059279019238223 2.6386e-07 AU
i 7.522131608362498 1.1072e-05 deg
node 24.75071919968607 5.3944e-05 deg
peri 355.3046611355311 6.45e-05 deg
M 5.641122417664191 3.084e-05 deg
tp 2456779.896056692312
(2014-May-02.39605669)
0.0001126 JED
period 1314.883642223639
3.60
2.7448e-05
7.515e-08
d
yr
n .2737884847294877 5.7153e-09 deg/d
Q 2.638464038946846 3.6719e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      247  
   data-arc span      5062 days (13.86 yr)  
   first obs. used      1998-05-18  
   last obs. used      2012-03-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55922  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 23:47:52  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.06056 AU 
 T_jup = 3.537 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.6 mag n/a MPO226764  

115885 Ganz           Discovered 2003 Nov. 6 by K. Sárneczky and B. Sip{o´´}cz at Piszkesteto.
Swiss-Hungarian technical engineer Ábrahám Ganz (1814-1867) opened an ironworks in Buda and was father of the Ganz companies. He filed patent applications for perfecting a process for manufacturing chill-casting of wheels for railway carriages. This minor planet was discovered on the 189th anniversary of his birth.
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Reference: 20091202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-04-12

Alternate Designations
 2003 VL1 = 1998 KM5 
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