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15359 Dressler (1995 GV2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015359
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .03679257958066065 6.7324e-08  
a 2.754622724271385 2.3028e-08 au
q 2.653273048473934 1.9137e-07 au
i 4.857300993321661 6.8949e-06 deg
node 140.0192084470007 7.7056e-05 deg
peri 264.3731242750716 0.00013078 deg
M 26.82112115753232 0.00010304 deg
tp 2457476.086919664488
0.00047824 JED
period 1669.904425609968
n .2155812000249669 2.7033e-09 deg/d
Q 2.855972400068837 2.3875e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      775  
   data-arc span      8977 days (24.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-06-06  
   last obs. used      2016-01-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55012  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Mar-24 16:23:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.66535 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.28461 au 
 T_jup = 3.338 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO358780  

15359 Dressler           Discovered 1995 Apr. 2 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Burkhard Dressler (b. 1939) is a Canadian geologist who has made significant contributions to the field of impact cratering with meticulous field observations at Sudbury, State Islands, Manicouagan and Ries. He documented the core samples from the Chicxulub impact crater that led to confirming the KT age of this feature.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-01-16Last Updated: 2014-01-21

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Alternate Designations
 1995 GV2 = 1979 WN3 = 1991 LQ3 
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