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15257 (1990 RQ8)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015257
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .172779037797425 5.1642e-08  
a 3.138609720314418 1.6571e-08 au
q 2.596323752816847 1.613e-07 au
i 1.279413543817399 5.2038e-06 deg
node 7.882672020622127 0.00016709 deg
peri 326.0146406228189 0.00016742 deg
M 171.3801834454741 1.309e-05 deg
tp 2458233.642428378269
(2018-Apr-25.14242838)
7.1399e-05 TDB
period 2030.97416974445
5.56
1.6085e-05
4.404e-08
d
yr
n .1772548392603622 1.4038e-09 deg/d
Q 3.680895687811988 1.9434e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1454  
   data-arc span      11143 days (30.51 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-09-15  
   last obs. used      2021-03-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52131  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 02:00:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5845 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.69321 au 
 T_jup = 3.187 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457090.5 (2015-Mar-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1698591929326242 5.0795e-08  
q 2.613163728518697 1.5689e-07 au
tp 2456185.261884625530
(2012-Sep-14.76188463)
6.9211e-05 TDB
node 7.919143125300558 0.00016677 deg
peri 324.2187916779473 0.00016714 deg
i 1.284760233785492 5.1845e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1454  
   data-arc span      11143 days (30.51 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-09-15  
   last obs. used      2021-03-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52131  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 02:00:01  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 1.69321 au 
 T_jup = 3.187 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 2.580138552094458E-15 -7.937422107305466E-15 1.380280221683598E-12 6.868257593533671E-15 1.944071534373202E-13 -6.475076876948023E-17
q -7.937422107305466E-15 2.461324516752472E-14 -4.173955595210481E-12 -2.182606175963091E-14 -5.731144959848824E-13 -6.994452226418864E-17
tp 1.380280221683598E-12 -4.173955595210481E-12 4.790223922109657E-9 8.951161530920677E-12 7.840072175686185E-10 -2.812349490264098E-13
node 6.868257593533671E-15 -2.182606175963091E-14 8.951161530920677E-12 2.781073023899534E-8 -2.780266457997238E-8 -2.286719212895461E-10
peri 1.944071534373202E-13 -5.731144959848824E-13 7.840072175686185E-10 -2.780266457997238E-8 2.793496714013454E-8 2.285166028782259E-10
i -6.475076876948023E-17 -6.994452226418864E-17 -2.812349490264098E-13 -2.286719212895461E-10 2.285166028782259E-10 2.687906261257582E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.03   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 8.433 km 0.313 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 6.67 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Chang, C.-K.; Lin, H.-W.; Ip, W.-H.; Prince, T.A.; et al. (2016) Astrophys. J. Sup. Ser. 227, A20.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.075   0.014 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

15257 (1990 RQ8)          Discovered 1990-Sep-15 by Debehogne, H. at La Silla
Reference: 20000621/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 1990 RQ8 = 1994 GE3 
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