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9940 (1988 VM3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009940
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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 .1694792926596279 6.8758e-08  
a 2.171288238839153 1.2525e-08 AU
q 1.803299843960524 1.5242e-07 AU
i 2.211661967112857 7.0897e-06 deg
node 357.6304772052262 0.0001376 deg
peri 341.1324456250429 0.00013858 deg
M 44.63842799195395 1.7359e-05 deg
tp 2456655.595778527685
(2013-Dec-29.09577853)
5.5889e-05 JED
period 1168.623584581342
3.20
1.0111e-05
2.768e-08
d
yr
n .3080547104728933 2.6654e-09 deg/d
Q 2.539276633717783 1.4647e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1017  
   data-arc span      22849 days (62.56 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-12-09  
   last obs. used      2013-06-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52947  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2013-Aug-05 16:29:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .793261 AU 
 T_jup = 3.669 
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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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