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201627 (2003 SA260)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2201627
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Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1286164194586618 8.0142e-08  
a 2.595733350042624 2.3284e-08 au
q 2.261879420690704 2.1973e-07 au
i 6.652143687719184 6.9718e-06 deg
node 21.75785367975481 5.0212e-05 deg
peri 326.8154611162406 5.4212e-05 deg
M 25.18452225846351 2.5161e-05 deg
tp 2458893.638870955189
0.00010578 TDB
period 1527.525758135182
n .2356752402260577 3.171e-09 deg/d
Q 2.929587279394544 2.6278e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      367  
   data-arc span      6710 days (18.37 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-12-07  
   last obs. used      2018-04-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .61207  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-May-07 06:02:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.25943 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.49674 au 
 T_jup = 3.396 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.9   n/a MPO436980  

201627 (2003 SA260)          Discovered 2003-Sep-28 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: 20081212/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2008-12-12
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