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198450 Scattolin (2004 XG6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2198450
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1648946533061248 1.4182e-07  
a 2.817631424160257 4.672e-08 AU
q 2.353019067328908 3.9591e-07 AU
i 7.932904745729235 9.5637e-06 deg
node 261.4162523199151 8.8854e-05 deg
peri 125.4798953372289 0.00010321 deg
M 81.92410423098387 4.5309e-05 deg
tp 2456607.372068884154
0.00021704 JED
period 1727.526428640268
n .2083904442974891 5.1831e-09 deg/d
Q 3.282243780991605 5.4424e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      194  
   data-arc span      5590 days (15.30 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-11-03  
   last obs. used      2015-02-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .61871  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 21:45:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.36858 AU 
 T_jup = 3.284 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9 mag n/a MPO320962  

198450 Scattolin           Discovered 2004 Dec. 9 at the Jarnac Observatory, Vail.
Patrice Scattolin (b. 1965) is one of the foremost amateur observers in Canada. With Laurie Williams, daughters Clara and Sophie, and son Marc, the Scattolin family has worked tirelessly to motivate people to enjoy the sky. Clara's "Star Trek Observing List" is a groundbreaking effort to bridge the sky with science fiction.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2013-09-19Last Updated: 2013-09-23

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Alternate Designations
 2004 XG6 = 2003 OD21 
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