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120960 (1998 VC3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2120960
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2017458498517078 3.8506e-08  
a 2.366466815896893 8.807e-09 au
q 1.889041956977909 9.0436e-08 au
i .7913609537343611 3.8604e-06 deg
node 312.5543549451611 0.00032594 deg
peri 44.71025532227813 0.00032611 deg
M 113.4236468032762 1.079e-05 deg
tp 2458977.561608345424
(2020-May-08.06160835)
3.8898e-05 TDB
period 1329.685874562192
3.64
7.4228e-06
2.032e-08
d
yr
n .2707406364819304 1.5114e-09 deg/d
Q 2.843891674815876 1.0584e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      567  
   data-arc span      8119 days (22.23 yr)  
   first obs. used      1998-11-10  
   last obs. used      2021-02-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .58792  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 17:08:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .884211 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.60504 au 
 T_jup = 3.520 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.67   n/a MPCxxxxx  
rotation period rot_per 6.36 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.; Ip, W.-H.; Lin, H.-W.; Cheng, Y.C.; et al. (2015) Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 219, A27.]

120960 (1998 VC3)          Discovered 1998-Nov-10 by ODAS at Caussols
Reference: 20060314/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2006-03-23

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Alternate Designations
 1998 VC3 = 2000 ER71 
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