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20883 Gervais (2000 VD58)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020883
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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 .1315135441627056 5.702e-08  
a 2.252827729408831 1.3129e-08 au
q 1.956550370326255 1.2714e-07 au
i 5.934231923724441 7.0766e-06 deg
node 302.2053437176592 5.5045e-05 deg
peri 336.2529957309233 6.285e-05 deg
M 357.1097930116666 3.2808e-05 deg
tp 2457610.415550883718
0.00011258 JED
period 1235.066669116571
n .2914822405963752 2.5481e-09 deg/d
Q 2.549105088491407 1.4856e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      870  
   data-arc span      13386 days (36.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-07-24  
   last obs. used      2016-03-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51272  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Mar-24 16:39:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .941549 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.57146 au 
 T_jup = 3.607 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.0 mag n/a MPO337434  

20883 Gervais           Discovered 2000 Nov. 3 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Raphael Gervais (b. 1987) was awarded first place in the 2004 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his physics team project. He also received the MILSET Expo-Science Europe award. He attends the College Regina Assumpta, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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Reference: 20041226/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-12-25

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Alternate Designations
 2000 VD58 = 1979 OY3 = 1999 LH16 
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