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15301 Marutesser (1992 SC2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015301
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1003226325822117 3.7278e-08  
a 2.864702757150928 1.5599e-08 au
q 2.577308234988026 1.102e-07 au
i 2.719111789886326 3.7611e-06 deg
node 134.4380709718663 8.7378e-05 deg
peri 258.3698308798843 8.9889e-05 deg
M 230.4047630651037 2.4382e-05 deg
tp 2459638.035415640823
0.00012292 TDB
period 1770.996797868388
n .2032753534243 1.6603e-09 deg/d
Q 3.152097279313829 1.7164e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1433  
   data-arc span      10191 days (27.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-09-21  
   last obs. used      2020-08-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .56242  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 02:34:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.58493 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.25226 au 
 T_jup = 3.291 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1   n/a MPO473973  
diameter diameter 4.065 km 0.329 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.245   0.102 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

15301 Marutesser           Discovered 1992 Sept. 21 by L. D. Schmadel and F. Börngen at Tautenburg.
Marianne Ute Esser (b. 1943) has been a member of the scientific staff of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut in Heidelberg for more than 30 years. As an editor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts she contributed to the worldwide reputation of this bibliography.
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Reference: 20030806/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1992 SC2 = 1999 CA5 
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