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2867 Steins (1969 VC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002867
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 63 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1456289156951187 3.1857e-08  
a 2.363361562625424 7.484e-09 au
q 2.019187780864762 7.7538e-08 au
i 9.932277278695885 3.6237e-06 deg
node 55.35388657343674 1.9762e-05 deg
peri 250.8071474394917 2.3705e-05 deg
M 39.49086085083484 1.3498e-05 deg
tp 2458854.924671453442
4.9672e-05 TDB
period 1327.069533245005
n .2712744064884929 1.2886e-09 deg/d
Q 2.707535344386086 8.5739e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2774  
   data-arc span      24763 days (67.80 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-28  
   last obs. used      2019-09-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .40388  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 16:33:04  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.02972 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53762 au 
 T_jup = 3.515 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.7   n/a MPO435725  
diameter diameter 5.160 km 0.167 EAR_A_COMPIL_5_NEOWISEDIAM_V1_0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 6.049 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Hicks, M.D.; Bauer, J.M.; Tokunaga, A.T. (2004) IAUC 8315.]
[Warner, B.D. (2004) Minor Planet Bull. 31, 67-70.]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
[Weissman, P.R.; Lowry, S.C.; Choi, Y.-J. (2005) Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc. 37, 644.]
[Kuppers, M.; Mottola, S.; Lowry, S.C.; A'Hearn, M.F.; et al. (2007) Astron. Astrophys. 462, L13-L16.]
[Weissman, P.R.; Lowry, S.C.; Choi, Y.-J. (2007) Astron. Astrophys. 466, 737-742.]
[Jorda, L.; Lamy, P.L.; Faury, G.; Weissman, P.; et al. (2008) Astron. Astrophys. 487, 1171-1178.]
[Lamy, P.L.; Kaasalainen, M.; Lowry, S.; Weissman, P.; et al. (2008) Astron. Astrophys. 487, 1179-1185.]
[Lamy, P.; Kaasalainen, M.; Jorda, L.; Faury, G.; et al. (2008) Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc. 40 (28.33).]
[Dotto, E.; Perna, D.; Fornasier, S.; Belskaya, I.N.; et al. (2009) Astron. Astrophys. 494, L29-L32.]
[Jorda, L.; Lamy, P.L.; Gaskell, R.W.; Kaasalainen, M.; et al. (2012) Icarus 221, 1089-1100.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.300   0.034 EAR_A_COMPIL_5_NEOWISEDIAM_V1_0[mainbelt] (  

2867 Steins (1969 VC)          Discovered 1969-Nov-04 by Chernykh, N. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1969 VC = 1954 QL = 1979 FJ4 = 1980 VV1 = 1980 WB 
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