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216624 Kaufer (2002 XW37)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2216624
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1108665631840327 4.2046e-08  
a 2.51946010404724 1.3229e-08 au
q 2.240136221232237 1.0484e-07 au
i 8.399857324227119 5.3631e-06 deg
node 307.4005330897399 2.4616e-05 deg
peri 127.3569463983093 3.2682e-05 deg
M 200.4759693729123 2.1724e-05 deg
tp 2459847.766706573145
(2022-Sep-25.26670657)
9.0178e-05 TDB
period 1460.695378936627
4.00
1.1505e-05
3.15e-08
d
yr
n .2464579577585004 1.9411e-09 deg/d
Q 2.798783986862242 1.4696e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      685  
   data-arc span      9799 days (26.83 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-08-16  
   last obs. used      2020-06-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55577  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 23:55:36  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.26647 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.41833 au 
 T_jup = 3.434 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.75   n/a MPCxxxxx  

216624 Kaufer           Discovered 2002 Dec. 9 at the Starkenburg Observatory, Heppenheim.
German astronomer Andreas Kaufer (b. 1968) is director of operations at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory. In 1983 he started his career as an amateur astronomer at the Starkenburg Observatory, where this minor planet was discovered. The name was suggested by codiscoverer E. Schwab.
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Reference: 20100923/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-12-06

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Alternate Designations
 2002 XW37 = 1998 XL74 = 2001 PU54 
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