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9968 Serpe (1992 JS2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009968
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0524706513223358 6.6129e-08  
a 2.566231422505465 2.7342e-08 AU
q 2.43157958832276 1.7334e-07 AU
i 12.98359638942631 7.5836e-06 deg
node 213.1479451577466 2.9422e-05 deg
peri 77.86613084631024 8.2079e-05 deg
M 107.6979833334182 8.2597e-05 deg
tp 2456551.292266008458
(2013-Sep-15.79226601)
0.00034191 JED
period 1501.558146509656
4.11
2.3998e-05
6.57e-08
d
yr
n .2397509552572529 3.8317e-09 deg/d
Q 2.700883256688172 2.8777e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      850  
   data-arc span      13432 days (36.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-11-11  
   last obs. used      2014-08-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50331  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 13:55:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.45545 AU 
 T_jup = 3.394 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO231481  

9968 Serpe           Discovered 1992 May 4 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Jean Nicolas François Jules Serpe (1914-2001) was the theoretical-physics professor of the discoverer at the University of Liege and was a member of the Académie royale de Belgique.
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Reference: 20110517/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2011-06-24

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Alternate Designations
 1992 JS2 = 1977 VT = 1985 SC2 = 1988 KR1 
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