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78756 Sloan (2002 TX349)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2078756
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

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

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01035306209124826 7.3758e-08  
a 3.082223240139934 4.1151e-08 au
q 3.050312791555677 2.3653e-07 au
i 9.86928854207623 6.1858e-06 deg
node 257.1713238858111 5.587e-05 deg
peri 25.45130839565968 0.00058053 deg
M 259.2907871564789 0.00058453 deg
tp 2458153.418681431397
0.0032158 JED
period 1976.489734107859
n .1821410927603404 3.6477e-09 deg/d
Q 3.114133688724191 4.1577e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      402  
   data-arc span      5875 days (16.08 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-03-09  
   last obs. used      2016-04-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .56803  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 15:22:04  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.03587 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.93381 au 
 T_jup = 3.205 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4 mag n/a MPO280266  

78756 Sloan           Discovered 2002 Oct. 10 by SDSS at the Apache Point Observatory.
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey used a dedicated 2.5-m telescope to image more than a quarter of the celestial sphere. It has catalogued over 300 million objects and obtained spectra of over a million galaxies, quasars and stars.
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Reference: 20090209/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-02-11

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Alternate Designations
 2002 TX349 = 2001 KM51 
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