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15304 Wikberg (1992 UX4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015304
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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 .3259337631839088 4.688e-08  
a 2.872095174282192 1.3106e-08 au
q 1.935982385906053 1.3678e-07 au
i 16.10334148581619 4.7414e-06 deg
node 239.2692749625845 1.9704e-05 deg
peri 173.2800713235778 2.1365e-05 deg
M 324.4335523520817 1.0919e-05 deg
tp 2459572.144541320746
(2021-Dec-23.64454132)
5.4642e-05 TDB
period 1777.856352183922
4.87
1.2169e-05
3.332e-08
d
yr
n .2024910502796108 1.386e-09 deg/d
Q 3.808207962658331 1.7378e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1119  
   data-arc span      33451 days (91.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1929-11-27  
   last obs. used      2021-06-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55203  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 03:47:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .947936 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.58329 au 
 T_jup = 3.161 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.47   n/a E2021B10  

15304 Wikberg           Discovered 1992 Oct. 21 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
Leonard Wikberg III (b. 1959) is a well-known planetary animator and the creator of extraordinary space images. As a graphics artist, he has helped to produce programs for Canadian, English, German and Japanese television. His web site is a repository for information on cratering.
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Reference: 20020427/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1992 UX4 = 1987 WH1 
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