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208996 (2003 AZ84)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2208996
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1749949226563882 4.9834e-05  
a 39.6780118337572 0.0026903 AU
q 32.7345612217496 0.0040365 AU
i 13.55362954328045 0.00012449 deg
node 251.9825754810522 0.00046683 deg
peri 13.82251828687415 0.016367 deg
M 227.686352260897 0.020968 deg
tp 2490553.041534030000
4.557 JED
period 91290.01549460784
n .003943476162749297 4.0107e-07 deg/d
Q 46.62146244576481 0.0031611 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      100  
   data-arc span      6815 days (18.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-03-19  
   last obs. used      2014-11-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      3  
   fit RMS      .59297  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 19:24:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 31.7219 AU 
 T_jup = 5.417 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 3.8 mag n/a MPO281126  
rotation period rot_per 13.42 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); Warner et al., 2009 [Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.]

208996 (2003 AZ84)          Discovered 2003-Jan-13 by Trujillo, C. A., Brown, M. E. at Palomar
Reference: 20090311/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2009-03-12
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