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15732 Vitusbering (1990 VZ5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015732
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05634053598141736 3.628e-08  
a 3.169240201282205 1.7644e-08 au
q 2.990683509688111 1.1609e-07 au
i 10.41489163018302 4.0939e-06 deg
node 122.487873991952 1.9465e-05 deg
peri 191.5700862226443 3.7274e-05 deg
M 186.7722970985265 3.2458e-05 deg
tp 2459992.121665476026
(2023-Feb-16.62166548)
0.00018736 TDB
period 2060.777771638585
5.64
1.7209e-05
4.712e-08
d
yr
n .1746913252629629 1.4588e-09 deg/d
Q 3.3477968928763 1.8638e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2182  
   data-arc span      10774 days (29.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-10-29  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46464  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 04:14:57  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.97707 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.88586 au 
 T_jup = 3.175 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.6   n/a MPO502290  
diameter diameter 15.322 km 0.202 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 9.604 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.073   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

15732 Vitusbering           Discovered 1990 Nov. 15 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Danish navigator and explorer Vitus Bering (1681-1741) worked in the service of the Russian navy. During the second Kamchatka Expedition (1733-1743) he reached the west coast of Alaska. On the way home his ship was stranded, and he and his crew had to spend the winter on a small, bare island, where many of them died.
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Reference: 20060613/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

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Alternate Designations
 1990 VZ5 = 1985 XZ2 = 1999 JO83 
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