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215150 (1999 VJ117)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2215150
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1820419826579681 4.0661e-08  
a 2.341727793675205 1.9899e-08 au
q 1.915435023269302 9.8048e-08 au
i 2.385916307881611 6.6939e-06 deg
node 180.7702341556749 0.00011117 deg
peri 93.82152488493929 0.00011329 deg
M 354.3909527160934 2.4079e-05 deg
tp 2459020.893400252951
(2020-Jun-20.39340025)
8.7707e-05 TDB
period 1308.889677597612
3.58
1.6683e-05
4.568e-08
d
yr
n .2750422790870795 3.5058e-09 deg/d
Q 2.768020564081108 2.3521e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      173  
   data-arc span      7036 days (19.26 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-11-01  
   last obs. used      2019-02-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57569  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-25 03:19:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .90094 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.34659 au 
 T_jup = 3.540 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.7   n/a MPO427265  

215150 (1999 VJ117)          Discovered 1999-Nov-09 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: 20090607/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2009-06-08

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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
2101-Feb-01 23:53 00:17 Psych 0.0176142313010783 0.0175934648451871 0.0176350005358932 3.03395609411234 3.03395586771037 2488466.495306394 17.3279121385017 1091.23961193992 87.0113128474971 18.7225098389506 9969.22429598663 T 15 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-25 03:19:57 2020-Feb-25 03:20
2119-Feb-23 14:14 00:20 Europ 0.0463925977995061 0.0463740977903063 0.0464111023503604 3.14662158280486 3.14662150999696 2495062.093361744 19.9321846900569 1171.8980727959 42.8361568697709 38.1749374765353 100136.076476772 T 15 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-25 03:19:57 2020-Feb-25 03:20

Alternate Designations
 1999 VJ117 = 2005 ED122 
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