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69245 Persiceto (1981 EO)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2069245
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1735497188670544 1.2126e-07  
a 2.551418536673927 2.4042e-08 AU
q 2.108620566921976 3.1086e-07 AU
i 15.93275037672362 9.301e-06 deg
node 353.0599381410073 4.8148e-05 deg
peri 244.3851429609152 6.1783e-05 deg
M 52.42493376891987 5.1434e-05 deg
tp 2456783.726406897395
0.00021187 JED
period 1488.575910480271
n .2418418822079758 3.4183e-09 deg/d
Q 2.994216506425879 2.8214e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      420  
   data-arc span      12260 days (33.57 yr)  
   first obs. used      1981-02-02  
   last obs. used      2014-08-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .4806  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 15:13:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.15328 AU 
 T_jup = 3.366 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO296633  

69245 Persiceto           Discovered 1981 Mar. 1 by G. De Sanctis and H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
San Giovanni, in Persiceto, is a small town near Bologna, where an enthusiastic group of amateur astronomers, with the strong support of the municipality, created the Museo del Cielo e della Terra, a large complex devoted to the popularization of the natural sciences, in particular astronomy.
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