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15160 Wygoda (2000 FK44)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015160
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2363371082233958 2.9966e-08  
a 2.614807225167853 1.4592e-08 au
q 1.996831247010041 8.2551e-08 au
i 5.170526940620857 5.7406e-06 deg
node 48.2743898179965 5.834e-05 deg
peri 50.41434926832621 6.1504e-05 deg
M 335.8323750681308 2.1093e-05 deg
tp 2459104.178668928186
9.1147e-05 TDB
period 1544.393415545288
n .2331012269130224 1.9513e-09 deg/d
Q 3.232783203325665 1.8041e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      886  
   data-arc span      21647 days (59.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-10-17  
   last obs. used      2020-01-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54981  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 21:12:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.01827 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.97105 au 
 T_jup = 3.362 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.0   n/a MPO492920  

15160 Wygoda           Discovered 2000 Mar. 29 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Named in honor of Jennifer A. Wygoda for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Jennifer is a student at the F. K. White Middle School, Lake Charles, Louisiana.
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Reference: 20011002/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 2000 FK44 = 1998 SH85 = 7608 P-L 
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