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16513 Vasks (1990 VP6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2016513
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 19 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06064483357745147 5.3362e-08  
a 2.589437725223177 1.7202e-08 au
q 2.432401705317843 1.3915e-07 au
i 12.75653615621249 6.5686e-06 deg
node 203.0916467426772 2.4856e-05 deg
peri 121.6302077357003 6.0407e-05 deg
M 104.677326169725 5.4819e-05 deg
tp 2456957.955698207045
(2014-Oct-27.45569821)
0.00023115 JED
period 1521.97189663736
4.17
1.5166e-05
4.152e-08
d
yr
n .2365352479867617 2.357e-09 deg/d
Q 2.746473745128511 1.8245e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1147  
   data-arc span      22567 days (61.79 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-03-06  
   last obs. used      2015-12-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51625  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 13:34:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.44651 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.44063 au 
 T_jup = 3.383 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO347654  
rotation period rot_per 26.3333 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-December); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

16513 Vasks           Discovered 1990 Nov. 15 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Latvian composer and contra-bassist Peteris Vasks (b. 1946) studied composition at the Latvian State Conservatory, including in his work a great sense of nature, both pristine and destroyed, as in his String Quartet No. 2 (1984). In 1997 he received the Latvian Grand Music Award for his violin concerto.
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Reference: 20060613/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

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Alternate Designations
 1990 VP6 = 1998 QL2 
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