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18518 (1996 VT3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2018518
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06163014922013571 4.2225e-08  
a 2.701059475850126 1.2248e-08 au
q 2.534592777301021 1.1293e-07 au
i 8.155570905110132 4.664e-06 deg
node 45.26227802437511 2.9301e-05 deg
peri 25.9747792557545 5.678e-05 deg
M 82.37262763625758 4.577e-05 deg
tp 2458629.494740077243
(2019-May-25.99474008)
0.00020631 TDB
period 1621.435389459438
4.44
1.1029e-05
3.02e-08
d
yr
n .2220254981112868 1.5102e-09 deg/d
Q 2.86752617439923 1.3003e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1603  
   data-arc span      8579 days (23.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-11-02  
   last obs. used      2020-04-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48983  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 04:50:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.55093 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.33016 au 
 T_jup = 3.350 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1   n/a MPO502309  

18518 (1996 VT3)          Discovered 1996-Nov-02 by Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program at Xinglong
Reference: 20001111/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 1996 VT3 = 2000 QD62 
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