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26075 Levitsvet (1978 PA3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2026075
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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 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1947180443143207 5.9405e-08  
a 2.214106566441257 1.037e-08 au
q 1.78298006592032 1.2907e-07 au
i 2.167005139382949 5.664e-06 deg
node 168.9615392392209 0.00011757 deg
peri 170.7821753807338 0.00011819 deg
M 184.0943129403946 1.6958e-05 deg
tp 2458188.494936929885
5.9642e-05 JED
period 1203.361760686179
n .2991619077165302 2.1017e-09 deg/d
Q 2.645233066962194 1.2389e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1100  
   data-arc span      13768 days (37.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-08-08  
   last obs. used      2016-04-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57509  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:46:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .773495 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.7332 au 
 T_jup = 3.629 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.1 mag n/a MPO263572  

26075 Levitsvet           Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
Lev Ivanovich Tsvetkov (b. 1938), head of the laboratory of radio astronomy of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory since 2002, is known for designing and developing instrumentation for observations of solar radio emission, for seeking and identifying global oscillations of the sun and for forecasting solar activity.
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Reference: 20081212/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-12-12

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Alternate Designations
 1978 PA3 = 1978 RP6 = 1997 GF20 = 1997 GW43 
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