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49272 Bryce Canyon (1998 UT16)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2049272
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2174939249829445 3.7825e-08  
a 2.634026639748939 1.2302e-08 au
q 2.061141847360306 1.0405e-07 au
i 12.45146474460477 5.607e-06 deg
node 308.3778239269275 2.3676e-05 deg
peri 114.6049352750407 2.8854e-05 deg
M 359.3851260597704 1.6562e-05 deg
tp 2459003.166933935423
7.1843e-05 TDB
period 1561.452118776733
n .2305546200686767 1.6152e-09 deg/d
Q 3.206911432137572 1.4978e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1101  
   data-arc span      24922 days (68.23 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-03  
   last obs. used      2020-01-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .545  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-23 09:23:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.10979 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.20024 au 
 T_jup = 3.332 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO347861  

49272 Bryce Canyon           Discovered 1998 Oct. 27 by R. A. Tucker at the Goodricke-Pigott Observatory.
Located in southern Utah and named for early pioneer Ebenezer Bryce, Bryce Canyon became a national park in 1928. Home of some of the darkest night skies in the continental United States, the park has hosted night sky tours since the 1970s.
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Reference: 20070402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-07-05

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Alternate Designations
 1998 UT16 = 2000 GG159 
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