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15985 (1998 WU20)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015985
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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 .05041885357223693 1.0356e-08  
a 2.222615243103307 6.1506e-09 au
q 2.110553530613859 2.4873e-08 au
i 7.542398951218277 1.2035e-06 deg
node 216.94577981 4.9649e-06 deg
peri 9.398086017240784 2.2469e-05 deg
M 69.06322457072761 2.2921e-05 deg
tp 2458968.312299431243
(2020-Apr-28.81229943)
7.7183e-05 TDB
period 1210.305089637835
3.31
5.0239e-06
1.375e-08
d
yr
n .2974456631490531 1.2347e-09 deg/d
Q 2.334676955592755 6.4608e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2174  
   data-arc span      12185 days (33.36 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-06-02  
   last obs. used      2020-10-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47082  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 01:14:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.10035 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.63679 au 
 T_jup = 3.635 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.09   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 6.340 km 0.068 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 18.2252 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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:
[Pal, A.; Szakats, R.; Kiss, C.; Bodi, A.; et al. (2019) Ap. J. Supl. Ser. 247, id.26.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.110   0.007 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

15985 (1998 WU20)          Discovered 1998-Nov-18 by LINEAR at Socorro
Reference: 20000726/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 1998 WU20 = 1987 LA = 1988 VQ5 = 1991 RB14 
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