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41049 Van Citters (1999 VC9)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2041049
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2493789328367685 7.0987e-08  
a 2.76205801728006 2.8679e-08 AU
q 2.073258936497518 1.9349e-07 AU
i 14.51243998033043 1.0469e-05 deg
node 74.89545878523862 2.8777e-05 deg
peri 274.2367306062757 3.5398e-05 deg
M 126.7808478356593 2.0793e-05 deg
tp 2456410.028727899303
(2013-Apr-27.52872790)
9.5222e-05 JED
period 1676.67010897258
4.59
2.6114e-05
7.15e-08
d
yr
n .2147112888060005 3.344e-09 deg/d
Q 3.450857098062602 3.5831e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      592  
   data-arc span      7665 days (20.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-04-13  
   last obs. used      2014-04-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .6027  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 05:23:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.12786 AU 
 T_jup = 3.250 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.7 mag n/a MPO240526  

41049 Van Citters           Discovered 1999 Nov. 9 by C. W. Juels at Fountain Hills.
G. Wayne Van Citters (b. 1947) is the astronomical sciences division director at the U.S. National Science Foundation, and the NSF project manager for the Gemini Observatory. His interests include high energy astrophysics, high speed photometry and polarization.
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Reference: 20050919/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-09-26

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Alternate Designations
 1999 VC9 = 1998 KZ19 
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