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15553 Carachang (2000 FG45)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015553
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1476342708216527 3.1699e-08  
a 2.266101346320212 8.0769e-09 au
q 1.931547126448262 7.1814e-08 au
i 6.857185487218519 3.3212e-06 deg
node 124.0172962061968 3.3917e-05 deg
peri 203.5434241055743 3.623e-05 deg
M 203.4366300893217 1.3285e-05 deg
tp 2459542.382442808801
(2021-Nov-23.88244281)
4.6473e-05 TDB
period 1245.99821479611
3.41
6.6616e-06
1.824e-08
d
yr
n .2889249725441291 1.5447e-09 deg/d
Q 2.600655566192163 9.2694e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1653  
   data-arc span      10285 days (28.16 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-11-09  
   last obs. used      2020-01-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52488  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-28 23:51:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .921733 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.71368 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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