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2300 Stebbins (1953 TG2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002300
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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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 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07801542275679332 5.2744e-08  
a 2.837979826119858 1.535e-08 au
q 2.616573630209867 1.5406e-07 au
i 2.318287320773845 5.5148e-06 deg
node 31.78359748157584 0.00011278 deg
peri 356.5108056802464 0.00011737 deg
M 35.37937669172923 3.1821e-05 deg
tp 2457428.883097438834
0.00015421 JED
period 1746.273979339573
n .2061532177992763 1.6725e-09 deg/d
Q 3.059386022029849 1.6547e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1783  
   data-arc span      22768 days (62.34 yr)  
   first obs. used      1953-10-10  
   last obs. used      2016-02-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50327  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Mar-24 15:35:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.61975 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.31086 au 
 T_jup = 3.305 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.8 mag n/a MPO267716  

2300 Stebbins (1953 TG2)          Discovered 1953-Oct-10 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1953 TG2 = 1963 VP = 1977 VY 
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