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2698 Azerbajdzhan (1971 TZ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002698
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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 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05199414138903145 4.5269e-08  
a 2.662647845542312 1.8421e-08 AU
q 2.524205756991985 1.2255e-07 AU
i 6.891642795204986 5.8375e-06 deg
node 206.5046698603035 4.3333e-05 deg
peri 241.7699225318531 7.2515e-05 deg
M 272.0114516299976 5.8214e-05 deg
tp 2457388.375792886054
0.00025694 JED
period 1586.971123239769
n .2268472278594883 2.3541e-09 deg/d
Q 2.801089934092639 1.9379e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1300  
   data-arc span      20539 days (56.23 yr)  
   first obs. used      1958-10-09  
   last obs. used      2015-01-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53793  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 13:43:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.54839 AU 
 T_jup = 3.373 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.1 mag n/a MPO267718  
rotation period rot_per 27.20 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Moravec, P.; Cochren, J.; Gerhardt, M.; Harris, A.; et al. (2012) Minor Planet Bul. 39, 213-216.]

2698 Azerbajdzhan (1971 TZ)          Discovered 1971-Oct-11 by Crimean Astrophysical Obs. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1971 TZ = 1952 HC3 = 1958 TQ1 = 1978 GZ3 
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