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6563 Steinheim (1991 XZ5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006563
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06786422145976224 6.4566e-08  
a 2.295542901706894 1.5924e-08 AU
q 2.139757669855072 1.4954e-07 AU
i 5.892855775051286 8.3648e-06 deg
node 356.7828499815245 6.7081e-05 deg
peri 98.64261111206152 9.7948e-05 deg
M 138.6913619244611 6.7816e-05 deg
tp 2456311.089300550484
(2013-Jan-18.58930055)
0.00023975 JED
period 1270.359230431287
3.48
1.3218e-05
3.619e-08
d
yr
n .2833844092098106 2.9486e-09 deg/d
Q 2.451328133558716 1.7004e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      773  
   data-arc span      14998 days (41.06 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-04-19  
   last obs. used      2013-05-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57322  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2013-Oct-22 18:02:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.16538 AU 
 T_jup = 3.585 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1 mag n/a MPO263407  

6563 Steinheim (1991 XZ5)          Discovered 1991-Dec-11 by Borngen, F. at Tautenburg (033)
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1991 XZ5 = 1972 HJ1 = 1984 WJ2 
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