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2867 Steins (1969 VC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002867
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 43 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1451990516504982 4.9333e-08  
a 2.364467230376348 1.5436e-08 AU
q 2.021148830867022 1.1778e-07 AU
i 9.932866854718782 5.107e-06 deg
node 55.39201761902304 3.173e-05 deg
peri 250.9771927391499 3.6486e-05 deg
M 216.8594072432733 2.2158e-05 deg
tp 2457528.530108094719
(2016-May-20.03010809)
8.4478e-05 JED
period 1328.000920306134
3.64
1.3004e-05
3.56e-08
d
yr
n .2710841494876464 2.6545e-09 deg/d
Q 2.707785629885673 1.7677e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1661  
   data-arc span      23102 days (63.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-28  
   last obs. used      2015-02-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .42274  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 13:44:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03281 AU 
 T_jup = 3.515 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5 mag n/a MPO319119  
rotation period rot_per 6.049 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Hicks, M.D.; Bauer, J.M.; Tokunaga, A.T. (2004) IAUC 8315.]
[Warner, B.D. (2004) Minor Planet Bul. 31, 67-70.]
[Weissman, P.R.; Lowry, S.C.; Choi, Y.-J. (2005) Bul. Am. Ast. Soc. 37, 644.]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Kuppers, M.; Mottola, S.; Lowry, S.C.; A'Hearn, M.F.; et al. (2007) Astron. Astrophysics 462, L13-L16.]
[Weissman, P.R.; Lowry, S.C.; Choi, Y.-J. (2007) Astron. Astrophys. 466, 737-742.]
[Jorda, L.; Lamy, P.L.; Faury, G.; Weissman, P.; et al. (2008) Astron. Astrophys. 487, 1171-1178.]
[Lamy, P.L.; Kaasalainen, M.; Lowry, S.; Weissman, P.; et al. (2008) Astron. Astrophys. 487, 1179-1185.]
[Lamy, P.; Kaasalainen, M.; Jorda, L.; Faury, G.; et al. (2008) Bul. Amer. Astron. Soc. 40 (28.33).]
[Dotto, E.; Perna, D.; Fornasier, S.; Belskaya, I.N.; et al. (2009) Astron. Astrophys. 494, L29-L32.]
[Jorda, L.; Lamy, P.L.; Gaskell, R.W.; Kaasalainen, M.; et al. (2012) Icarus 221, 1089-1100.]

2867 Steins (1969 VC)          Discovered 1969-Nov-04 by Chernykh, N. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1969 VC = 1954 QL = 1979 FJ4 = 1980 VV1 = 1980 WB 
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