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21660 Velenia (1999 QZ1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2021660
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04398647046707584 4.295e-08  
a 2.734526390544734 1.6735e-08 au
q 2.614244226225598 1.1713e-07 au
i 4.783793718180012 6.1642e-06 deg
node 192.0644854333196 5.1422e-05 deg
peri 238.4519636623132 9.6118e-05 deg
M 154.2071130312996 7.768e-05 deg
tp 2458293.004777858511
0.00035749 TDB
period 1651.663629285633
n .2179620557217846 2.0008e-09 deg/d
Q 2.854808554863869 1.7471e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1027  
   data-arc span      9663 days (26.46 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-08-16  
   last obs. used      2020-01-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55276  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 23:29:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.63183 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.27054 au 
 T_jup = 3.346 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8   n/a MPO247547  
diameter diameter 5.952 km 0.134 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 15.05024 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 sidereal period (not synodic); Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Ali-Lagoa, V. (2018) Astron. Astrophys. 617, A57.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.055   0.009 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

21660 Velenia           Discovered 1999 Aug. 20 by P. Pravec at Ondřejov.
Miroslav Velen (b. 1972) has developed programs for photometric and astrometric reduction of observations obtained by the minor planet observation program at the Ondřejov Observatory. This object is being named on the occasion of the marriage of Miroslav Velen and Jarmila Karásková in April 2001.
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Reference: 20010509/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1999 QZ1 = 1994 PJ34 = 1997 EZ50 
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