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23937 Delibes (1998 TR15)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2023937
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09876684747626081 7.1397e-08  
a 2.328818406613941 1.4055e-08 au
q 2.098808354247993 1.6415e-07 au
i 5.04581057081811 8.1439e-06 deg
node 5.027867994076714 5.4751e-05 deg
peri 139.2486579565888 6.3147e-05 deg
M 258.5129420632453 3.1902e-05 deg
tp 2457966.440120166787
0.00011618 JED
period 1298.081212898504
n .2773324168186294 2.5107e-09 deg/d
Q 2.558828458979889 1.5443e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      647  
   data-arc span      23931 days (65.52 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-04-17  
   last obs. used      2015-10-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5861  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Oct-28 16:52:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.11234 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.44417 au 
 T_jup = 3.561 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.3 mag n/a MPO279763  

23937 Delibes           Discovered 1998 Oct. 15 by the OCA-DLR Asteroid Survey at Caussols.
Léo Delibes (1836-1891) wrote several classical ballets, including Coppelia and Sylvia. He also composed the opera Lakhmé. His works accompanied many observing nights in the control room of the telescope with which this minor planet was discovered.
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Reference: 20080618/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-06-20

Alternate Designations
 1998 TR15 = 1982 FY = 2000 EH114 
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