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6980 Kyusakamoto (1993 SV1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006980
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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 .04557393598730073 5.1389e-08  
a 2.835169543646886 2.2763e-08 AU
q 2.705959708351578 1.4564e-07 AU
i 3.2913071748776 5.6931e-06 deg
node 97.47863866867041 0.00010648 deg
peri 210.9349526090864 0.00012804 deg
M 216.0794687090134 7.1656e-05 deg
tp 2457697.587398655170
0.00034857 JED
period 1743.680774833115
n .2064598091554086 2.4864e-09 deg/d
Q 2.964379378942193 2.38e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1301  
   data-arc span      12886 days (35.28 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-11-17  
   last obs. used      2015-02-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .46624  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:06:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.69272 AU 
 T_jup = 3.308 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.3 mag n/a MPO250278  

6980 Kyusakamoto           Discovered 1993 Sept. 16 by K. Endate and K. Watanabe at Kitami.
Named in memory of Kyu Sakamoto (1941-1985), a popular singer in Japan who was beloved as Kyu-chan. His songs "Let's walk turning our faces upward", "Look up at the stars at night" and others were big hits. The first song (English title "Sukiyaki") became one of the world's bestsellers. This planet also symbolizes the famous trio of which Kyu Sakamoto was a member, with songwriter Rokusuke Ei and pianist Hachidai Nakamura: in Japanese, Roku is 6, Kyu 9 and Hachi 8. Name proposed by the discoverers following a suggestion by T. Sato, A. Fujii and Y. Katagiri.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 19981005/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

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Alternate Designations
 1993 SV1 = 1979 WH7 = 1988 RU13 
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