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15968 Waltercugno (1998 DX35)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015968
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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 .1241577355123576 3.8556e-08  
a 3.217479071041768 2.0689e-08 au
q 2.818004155522818 1.2186e-07 au
i 1.008876042184356 4.3648e-06 deg
node 23.57897346898102 0.00020992 deg
peri 199.0135020064974 0.00021047 deg
M 253.7267992619535 1.5013e-05 deg
tp 2459622.790660268509
8.8902e-05 TDB
period 2108.006874177648
n .1707774317104346 1.6472e-09 deg/d
Q 3.616953986560717 2.3257e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1981  
   data-arc span      15953 days (43.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      1976-05-29  
   last obs. used      2020-02-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50228  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 21:31:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.80943 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.36266 au 
 T_jup = 3.178 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3   n/a MPO337394  
diameter diameter 10.210 km 0.112 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 5.19 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:
[Chang, C.-K.; Lin, H.-W.; Ip, W.-H.; Prince, T.A.; et al. (2016) Astrophys. J. Sup. Ser. 227, A20.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.081   0.009 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

15968 Waltercugno           Discovered 1998 Feb. 27 by M. Tombelli and C. Casacci at Cima Ekar.
Walter Cugno (b. 1955) works in the Italian space industry. During his career, he developed projects for the International Space Station and space exploration. He supported satellite projects including Sax, Hipparcos and ExoMars. Name suggested by Ilaria Locantore.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2016-04-22Last Updated: 2016-05-24

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Alternate Designations
 1998 DX35 = 1999 JA62 = 1999 LS17 
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