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19255 (1994 VK8)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2019255
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0322084785774206 0.00017817  
a 42.58933383262798 0.011341 au
q 41.21759618625317 0.018207 au
i 1.485460707061085 0.00027273 deg
node 72.34830962039982 0.0018208 deg
peri 123.76351585 0.26382 deg
M 262.1592471416321 0.25085 deg
tp 2486791.470857689135
(2096-Jul-01.97085769)
60.314 TDB
period 101519.553136989
277.95
40.551
0.111
d
yr
n .003546114899798871 1.4164e-06 deg/d
Q 43.96107147900279 0.011706 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      66  
   data-arc span      7347 days (20.11 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-12-24  
   last obs. used      2016-02-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      4  
   norm. resid. RMS      .64147  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2017-Apr-06 00:06:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 40.216 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 35.7538 au 
 T_jup = 5.839 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 7.0   n/a PDS3 (MPO 6493)  
rotation period rot_per 4.7 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:
[Romanishin, W.; Tegler, S.C. (1999) Nature 398, 129-132.]

19255 (1994 VK8)          Discovered 1994-Nov-08 by Fitzsimmons, A., O'Ceallaigh, D., Williams, I. P. at La Palma
Reference: 20001211/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19
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