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29659 Zeyuliu (1998 WY17)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2029659
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1445966344720349 6.7152e-08  
a 2.314941851049376 1.4955e-08 au
q 1.980209050389173 1.6105e-07 au
i 5.267315621226747 8.0631e-06 deg
node 40.75306311327618 5.0059e-05 deg
peri 41.24715298516937 5.6845e-05 deg
M 352.3509752963491 2.8758e-05 deg
tp 2457627.834562002883
0.00010293 JED
period 1286.496344604705
n .279829788486974 2.7117e-09 deg/d
Q 2.649674651709578 1.7118e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      687  
   data-arc span      8687 days (23.78 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-01-24  
   last obs. used      2015-11-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49205  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Nov-30 16:56:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .997694 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.58228 au 
 T_jup = 3.562 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.6 mag n/a MPO351033  

29659 Zeyuliu           Discovered 1998 Nov. 21 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Zeyu Liu (b. 1995) was awarded best of category and first place in the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair for his electrical and mechanical engineering project. He also received the European Union Contest for Young Scientists. He attends the Sir Winston Churchill High School, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-04-15Last Updated: 2014-04-17

Alternate Designations
 1998 WY17 = 1999 BG26 
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