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15309 (1993 FZ7)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015309
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .03212314425035624 3.5605e-08  
a 2.225650068402493 8.7009e-09 au
q 2.154155190204385 7.8974e-08 au
i 4.109232715917674 3.7998e-06 deg
node 53.61140095922717 6.2265e-05 deg
peri 12.54736886009334 0.00010037 deg
M 181.3833038068942 8.0661e-05 deg
tp 2459602.232269399495
(2022-Jan-22.73226940)
0.00027287 TDB
period 1212.784815757774
3.32
7.1118e-06
1.947e-08
d
yr
n .2968374894890685 1.7407e-09 deg/d
Q 2.297144946600602 8.9804e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      824  
   data-arc span      15176 days (41.55 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-29  
   last obs. used      2020-06-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51991  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 17:49:25  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.16723 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.76746 au 
 T_jup = 3.642 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.8   n/a MPO416873  

15309 (1993 FZ7)          Discovered 1993-Mar-17 by UESAC at La Silla
Reference: 20000621/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

Alternate Designations
 1993 FZ7 = 1978 WQ8 
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