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9940 (1988 VM3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009940
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 5 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1694275577876671 6.4394e-08  
a 2.171782365081717 1.4577e-08 AU
q 1.803822582919598 1.4331e-07 AU
i 2.211643770510194 6.532e-06 deg
node 357.6244460116278 0.00013451 deg
peri 341.2198097751382 0.00013542 deg
M 106.1638802535273 1.6914e-05 deg
tp 2456655.755645412188
(2013-Dec-29.25564541)
5.3457e-05 JED
period 1169.022527767759
3.20
1.177e-05
3.222e-08
d
yr
n .3079495830481707 3.1004e-09 deg/d
Q 2.539742147243836 1.7047e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1029  
   data-arc span      23311 days (63.82 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-12-09  
   last obs. used      2014-10-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51962  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 14:16:36  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .79556 AU 
 T_jup = 3.668 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4 mag n/a PDS3 (MPC 33657)  

9940 (1988 VM3)          Discovered 1988-Nov-11 by Oshima, Y. at Gekko (888)
Reference: 19990202/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 1988 VM3 = 1978 NV4 
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