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99906 Uofalberta (2002 QV53)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2099906
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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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 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08925209100035771 1.0349e-07  
a 3.210895237500369 4.6054e-08 au
q 2.924316123570371 3.2332e-07 au
i 11.70027493327391 1.0736e-05 deg
node 161.4827273548498 4.2902e-05 deg
peri 215.9903757326147 6.9739e-05 deg
M 114.7084507372694 4.9387e-05 deg
tp 2456930.876719358694
0.00028989 JED
period 2101.539855882188
n .1713029610132608 3.6855e-09 deg/d
Q 3.497474351430367 5.0165e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      271  
   data-arc span      6625 days (18.14 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-11-22  
   last obs. used      2016-01-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .63667  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-26 05:24:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.93187 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.97131 au 
 T_jup = 3.153 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9 mag n/a MPO320178  

99906 Uofalberta           Discovered 2002 Aug. 17 by A. Lowe on images taken at Palomar.
The University of Alberta was founded in 1908 in Edmonton and is one of the leading research institutions in Canada. The initials of its motto Quaecumque Vera ("Whatsoever things are true") appropriately appear in the provisional designation for this minor planet.
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Reference: 20050919/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-09-26

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