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15129 Sparks (2000 ET47)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015129
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2053431933333738 3.7538e-08  
a 2.393841678010626 8.086e-09 au
q 1.902282583513402 9.1343e-08 au
i 4.633494706271734 4.7283e-06 deg
node 352.2799396301438 4.2284e-05 deg
peri 27.83776688438598 4.3531e-05 deg
M 327.4020906820793 1.2058e-05 deg
tp 2459122.997946764281
(2020-Sep-30.49794676)
4.5665e-05 TDB
period 1352.824820912602
3.70
6.8545e-06
1.877e-08
d
yr
n .2661098424828927 1.3483e-09 deg/d
Q 2.88540077250785 9.7465e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1768  
   data-arc span      17412 days (47.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-12-02  
   last obs. used      2020-08-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49678  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-25 00:57:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .905948 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.58618 au 
 T_jup = 3.497 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2   n/a MPO384886  
diameter diameter 2.211 km 0.370 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.908   0.200 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

15129 Sparks           Discovered 2000 Mar. 9 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Named in honor of Branson B. Sparks for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Branson is a student at the Alexandria Country Day School, Alexandria, Louisiana.
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Reference: 20011002/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 2000 ET47 = 1972 XQ = 1983 VA2 = 1992 CA5 = 1998 XW35 
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