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15553 Carachang (2000 FG45)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015553
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1473723293042151 3.1716e-08  
a 2.266449943558502 8.0691e-09 au
q 1.932437936124878 7.1869e-08 au
i 6.856380564924943 3.3207e-06 deg
node 124.0181017399245 3.4142e-05 deg
peri 203.5196921798767 3.6484e-05 deg
M 87.92534298793365 1.3297e-05 deg
tp 2458296.110831095848
(2018-Jun-26.61083110)
4.5919e-05 TDB
period 1246.285736076489
3.41
6.6556e-06
1.822e-08
d
yr
n .2888583168201369 1.5426e-09 deg/d
Q 2.600461950992125 9.2582e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1638  
   data-arc span      10255 days (28.08 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-11-09  
   last obs. used      2019-12-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52745  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-14 00:00:29  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .921732 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.71124 au 
 T_jup = 3.592 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8   n/a MPO302161  
diameter diameter 2.431 km 0.460 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.519   0.087 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

15553 Carachang           Discovered 2000 Mar. 29 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Named in honor of Cara A. Chang for achievement as a finalist in the 2001 Discovery Young Scientist Challenge (DYSC), a middle school science competition. Cara is a student at the St. Andrew's Priory, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Reference: 20011002/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 2000 FG45 = 1991 VC15 = 1991 VP15 = 1994 PL2 = 1998 XH85 
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