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15368 Katsuji (1996 JZ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015368
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1308599156153697 4.9069e-08  
a 2.402746838010466 1.2109e-08 au
q 2.08832358954332 1.1678e-07 au
i 11.37544808503772 7.8277e-06 deg
node 164.18150191 2.4997e-05 deg
peri 99.44494560041939 4.0396e-05 deg
M 141.1291514122743 3.1039e-05 deg
tp 2457067.196200393663
0.00011649 JED
period 1360.380657979238
n .2646318130799933 2.0005e-09 deg/d
Q 2.717170086477612 1.3694e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      973  
   data-arc span      14140 days (38.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-03-15  
   last obs. used      2015-12-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54469  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 13:30:30  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.10881 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.41951 au 
 T_jup = 3.487 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3 mag n/a MPO347646  

15368 Katsuji           Discovered 1996 May 14 by R. H. McNaught and Y. Ikari at Moriyama.
Katsuji Koyama (b. 1945), a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, works in x-ray astronomy and cosmic ray physics. In particular, he has investigated the x-ray emission mechanisms and structures of supernova remnants. He was a vice-president of the Astronomical Society of Japan during 1999-2000.
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Reference: 20100527/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-12-06

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Alternate Designations
 1996 JZ = 1977 EZ3 = 1999 CD69 
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