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16513 Vasks (1990 VP6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2016513
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06082817002685351 7.1966e-08  
a 2.590269220356119 2.4139e-08 AU
q 2.432707883804972 1.9128e-07 AU
i 12.75428747922766 9.2878e-06 deg
node 203.0985698798922 2.7617e-05 deg
peri 121.9303660055916 7.7052e-05 deg
M 322.5005463230339 7.3454e-05 deg
tp 2456959.112797194542
(2014-Oct-28.61279719)
0.00031136 JED
period 1522.705036769878
4.17
2.1285e-05
5.828e-08
d
yr
n .2364213628423203 3.3049e-09 deg/d
Q 2.747830556907267 2.5607e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1001  
   data-arc span      21667 days (59.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-03-06  
   last obs. used      2013-07-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55517  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2013-Aug-05 18:26:34  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.44736 AU 
 T_jup = 3.383 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.7 mag n/a MPO266043  

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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