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38540 Stevens (1999 VG2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2038540
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1021875495094944 9.6319e-08  
a 2.979282306621598 4.3562e-08 AU
q 2.674836748410943 2.9573e-07 AU
i 11.17843933865204 8.2686e-06 deg
node 74.19518562224931 4.4708e-05 deg
peri 300.9615868038082 6.0004e-05 deg
M 316.2789374370967 4.6593e-05 deg
tp 2457028.615145280221
(2015-Jan-06.11514528)
0.00024599 JED
period 1878.304128192861
5.14
4.1196e-05
1.128e-07
d
yr
n .1916622524523546 4.2037e-09 deg/d
Q 3.283727864832253 4.8014e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      700  
   data-arc span      5936 days (16.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-04-07  
   last obs. used      2013-07-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52225  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 04:44:00  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.6969 AU 
 T_jup = 3.223 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.2 mag n/a MPO266138  

38540 Stevens           Discovered 1999 Nov. 5 by D. S. Dixon at Jornada Observatory.
Berton L. Stevens (b. 1951) is an amateur astronomer at the Desert Moon Observatory. Las Cruces, New Mexico. His dedicated work in follow-up and confirmation astrometry of comets and NEAs has made Desert Moon an amateur observatory of significance; his efforts and contribution are commendable.
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Reference: 20050125/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-06-01

Alternate Designations
 1999 VG2 = 1997 GX38 = 2000 WN72 
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