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13909 (1978 VD8)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013909
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05397331092801711 3.3911e-08  
a 2.257459821253097 8.0469e-09 au
q 2.135617240413097 7.646e-08 au
i 3.263604282842204 3.8746e-06 deg
node 58.10034224494467 6.9758e-05 deg
peri 254.0325185843968 7.9628e-05 deg
M 196.8702881156145 3.8922e-05 deg
tp 2459561.882718589647
(2021-Dec-13.38271859)
0.00013415 TDB
period 1238.87780072526
3.39
6.6241e-06
1.814e-08
d
yr
n .2905855604073702 1.5537e-09 deg/d
Q 2.379302402093096 8.4812e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1273  
   data-arc span      15065 days (41.25 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2020-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5114  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 20:47:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.12398 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.73175 au 
 T_jup = 3.618 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.7   n/a MPO347635  

13909 (1978 VD8)          Discovered 1978-Nov-07 by Helin, E. F., Bus, S. J. at Palomar
Reference: 20000320/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2035-Dec-06 16:38 < 00:01 Juno 0.0387736144688718 0.0387688360198493 0.0387783929181133 7.53760167045169 7.53760162882456 2464668.193234936 0.2410294197722 238.26980349173 34.8543268520356 1.1756860828738 24569.8778153086 T 23 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-22 20:47:49 2020-Feb-22 20:47
2066-Jun-19 23:52 < 00:01 Juno 0.0149939833097339 0.0149869440415751 0.0150010248584429 7.33450756072203 7.33450745009583 2475821.494783861 0.243844549856186 457.14644821261 34.2142278024436 -39.9815075499629 42276.4505763666 T 23 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-22 20:47:49 2020-Feb-22 20:47
2096-Dec-31 13:49 < 00:01 Juno 0.0246728056396838 0.0246652743633029 0.0246803420865804 7.16508231404392 7.16508224522525 2486974.075956143 0.245010731786187 678.715284054846 33.790393654547 56.5107152943076 91116.8019454757 T 23 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-22 20:47:49 2020-Feb-22 20:47

Alternate Designations
 1978 VD8 = 1987 KJ4 = 1998 SG128 
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