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15045 Walesdymond (1998 XY21)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015045
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457200.5 (2015-Jun-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05220775456755124 5.5428e-08  
a 2.77796712625986 2.0292e-08 AU
q 2.63293570033536 1.5908e-07 AU
i 1.576583603957402 5.6875e-06 deg
node 115.1394792097342 0.00023654 deg
peri 187.6363874925075 0.00024472 deg
M 10.34775311309642 6.146e-05 deg
tp 2457151.889214643282
0.00028873 JED
period 1691.17706396281
n .2128694905289447 2.3324e-09 deg/d
Q 2.922998552184361 2.1351e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      748  
   data-arc span      8900 days (24.37 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-06-04  
   last obs. used      2015-10-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54493  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Oct-28 16:33:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.61733 AU 
 T_jup = 3.332 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8 mag n/a MPO350923  

15045 Walesdymond           Discovered 1998 Dec. 10 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
William Wales and Joseph Dymond were two young Yorkshire men sent to the shores of Hudson Bay by the Royal Society of London to observe the transit of Venus on 1769 June 3. They stayed for over a year at Fort Prince of Wales, near modern-day Churchill, Manitoba.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

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Alternate Designations
 1998 XY21 = 1992 SY5 = 1995 EE6 
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