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15368 Katsuji (1996 JZ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015368
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1305110192447457 2.9329e-08  
a 2.403269600373164 8.6187e-09 au
q 2.089616435308549 6.9704e-08 au
i 11.37258517620248 4.5967e-06 deg
node 164.1366030382505 1.6194e-05 deg
peri 99.29822257346855 2.4841e-05 deg
M 204.7320007315193 1.9831e-05 deg
tp 2459787.423667219255
(2022-Jul-26.92366722)
7.6301e-05 TDB
period 1360.824646381748
3.73
7.3204e-06
2.004e-08
d
yr
n .2645454731858304 1.4231e-09 deg/d
Q 2.716922765437777 9.7436e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1770  
   data-arc span      16059 days (43.97 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-03-15  
   last obs. used      2021-03-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48869  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 00:56:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.10863 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.42022 au 
 T_jup = 3.486 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4   n/a MPO502287  
diameter diameter 6.178 km 0.078 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.080   0.015 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

15368 Katsuji           Discovered 1996 May 14 by R. H. McNaught and Y. Ikari at Moriyama.
Katsuji Koyama (b. 1945), a professor emeritus of Kyoto University, works in x-ray astronomy and cosmic ray physics. In particular, he has investigated the x-ray emission mechanisms and structures of supernova remnants. He was a vice-president of the Astronomical Society of Japan during 1999-2000.
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Reference: 20100527/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-12-06

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Alternate Designations
 1996 JZ = 1977 EZ3 = 1999 CD69 
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