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185343 (2006 VK46)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2185343
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05937936236991684 7.9597e-08  
a 3.208336875804233 3.7899e-08 au
q 3.017827877851087 2.6347e-07 au
i 1.723968478975993 1.0082e-05 deg
node 349.9602518304274 0.00019195 deg
peri 314.1506713821231 0.00020821 deg
M 231.4027431972882 8.3662e-05 deg
tp 2459750.303692851987
(2022-Jun-19.80369285)
0.00048871 TDB
period 2099.028674000635
5.75
3.7192e-05
1.018e-07
d
yr
n .1715079000392403 3.0389e-09 deg/d
Q 3.398845873757379 4.0149e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      235  
   data-arc span      7507 days (20.55 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-09-05  
   last obs. used      2020-03-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .58716  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-12 08:14:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.00294 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.7546 au 
 T_jup = 3.189 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9   n/a MPO422722  

185343 (2006 VK46)          Discovered 2006-Nov-09 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: 20080420/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2008-04-23

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1990-Sep-07 15:08 00:01 Jupiter 1.88582009671013 1.88581918074011 1.88582101267994 2.96717736548242 2.81173162129472 2448142.130477328 1.47523368233051 89.245313287855 31.616715550822 -85.8042822659427 1726732.31323238 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2001-Oct-20 00:45 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.78815396705203 1.78815337851343 1.78815455559053 2.7059643357744 2.52485090397715 2452202.531368467 0.845991850542582 97.2581491940348 16.2161361705702 -85.8010018467037 2325242.67080112 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2012-Nov-29 22:19 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.74012956628896 1.74012898099562 1.74013015158231 2.64452288346965 2.45356570605005 2456261.430203211 0.352197572038427 84.9951964607803 12.3104270109789 -82.9333116702518 2198738.7087891 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2024-Jan-03 16:17 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.7543393014616 1.754338477652 1.75434012527101 2.84668645311433 2.67170215598565 2460313.178778028 0.656228704363415 67.8942219240888 20.1143683978115 -78.8467279520239 1652425.44097601 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2035-Jan-28 17:03 00:01 Jupiter 1.82785284744145 1.8278517974513 1.82785389743159 3.30981458927011 3.16671399596754 2464356.210398233 1.24657779584148 79.458558237733 32.2358295928519 -73.8800557227715 1483308.91341618 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2046-Feb-15 15:01 00:02 Jupiter 1.94929723027174 1.94929604736228 1.94929841318132 3.94031812725111 3.82845304261607 2468392.125661569 1.79900600331732 96.2679579220707 41.3545796069567 -71.352168818439 1538201.98987602 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2157-Feb-16 20:46 00:07 Jupiter 1.9232152206666 1.92321322099734 1.92321722033717 3.04066491688179 2.89219692719995 2508935.364975942 6.49177284013103 149.272888228893 43.6497653831376 -63.3900205561399 1405934.75911468 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2168-Apr-02 07:03 00:07 Jupiter 1.8207511584337 1.82074956481393 1.82075275205295 2.778266758176 2.605447410538 2512997.793465534 7.17934475297777 94.8026213122927 56.6163053706481 -79.6824894394994 1201146.04070215 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2179-May-15 19:38 00:08 Jupiter 1.76540396081558 1.76540305653555 1.76540486509591 2.69270152889181 2.50819900739463 2517058.318288521 7.9630011098924 125.550285623788 32.8784572083564 82.7805339266037 2198737.7072438 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14
2190-Jun-21 10:57 00:09 Jupiter 1.76455229270097 1.7645514019644 1.76455318343985 2.8381242922503 2.66362668002657 2521112.956000345 8.86483632137396 210.938956201666 23.2202918149036 -89.041207220388 1649386.73428078 T 13 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:14:32 2020-Nov-12 08:14

Alternate Designations
 2006 VK46 = 2005 SX260 
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