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15206 (1978 VJ6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015206
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08012053461932785 4.5413e-08  
a 2.66277011878734 1.4005e-08 au
q 2.449427553301727 1.2054e-07 au
i 2.939684417099326 4.8659e-06 deg
node 28.85345431078801 7.8428e-05 deg
peri 343.5518430190447 8.2318e-05 deg
M 339.0204877844682 2.6053e-05 deg
tp 2459488.989370716858
(2021-Oct-01.48937072)
0.00011505 TDB
period 1587.080439049417
4.35
1.2521e-05
3.428e-08
d
yr
n .2268316029498935 1.7895e-09 deg/d
Q 2.876112684272953 1.5127e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1209  
   data-arc span      15254 days (41.76 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2020-08-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57803  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 17:25:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.44884 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.50343 au 
 T_jup = 3.378 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456655.5 (2013-Dec-29.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 24 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07979901472389196 4.5164e-08  
q 2.451343735129297 1.1997e-07 au
tp 2456323.540991100803
(2013-Jan-31.04099110)
0.00011281 TDB
node 29.05903618916018 7.8429e-05 deg
peri 345.2356708708712 8.2376e-05 deg
i 2.939735528086661 4.8638e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1209  
   data-arc span      15254 days (41.76 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2020-08-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57803  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 17:25:14  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 2.50343 au 
 T_jup = 3.378 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 2.03976071325439E-15 -5.38861914185704E-15 4.466982992466602E-13 1.419816124616573E-14 3.779249596478163E-14 -4.595174709835211E-16
q -5.38861914185704E-15 1.439340896805801E-14 -1.196883266454068E-12 -3.666435980979557E-14 -9.717716010352871E-14 1.238131567160566E-15
tp 4.466982992466602E-13 -1.196883266454068E-12 1.272670812581161E-8 2.140930273429499E-11 2.853328345917687E-9 -9.352341543975375E-13
node 1.419816124616573E-14 -3.666435980979557E-14 2.140930273429499E-11 6.151064916631254E-9 -6.138089785079988E-9 -1.836275503010452E-11
peri 3.779249596478163E-14 -9.717716010352871E-14 2.853328345917687E-9 -6.138089785079988E-9 6.785863323442695E-9 1.814568792788617E-11
i -4.595174709835211E-16 1.238131567160566E-15 -9.352341543975375E-13 -1.836275503010452E-11 1.814568792788617E-11 2.365676060617838E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.65   n/a E2021B10  

15206 (1978 VJ6)          Discovered 1978-Nov-06 by Helin, E. F., Bus, S. J. at Palomar
Reference: 20000621/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

Alternate Designations
 1978 VJ6 = 1999 RL138 
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