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4021 Dancey (1981 QD2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004021
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .17048103673337 5.1225e-08  
a 2.282287158747161 1.1963e-08 au
q 1.893200477800687 1.1879e-07 au
i 3.544479240215781 4.955e-06 deg
node 49.57396610493356 0.00010133 deg
peri 326.704775951485 0.00010278 deg
M 20.24910842191464 2.1013e-05 deg
tp 2457529.663472728953
7.3193e-05 JED
period 1259.371488671476
n .2858568764167971 2.2475e-09 deg/d
Q 2.671373839693634 1.4002e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1219  
   data-arc span      21110 days (57.80 yr)  
   first obs. used      1957-10-01  
   last obs. used      2015-07-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51798  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 18:04:20  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .894677 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.78528 au 
 T_jup = 3.583 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.5 mag n/a MPO344332  

4021 Dancey (1981 QD2)          Discovered 1981-Aug-30 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM)
Discovered at the Anderson Mesa station, which is operated by the Lowell Observatory.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1981 QD2 = 1950 SV = 1957 TE = 1957 UF = 1986 AV 
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