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21928 Prabakaran (1999 VX55)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2021928
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06823067430077345 3.8748e-08  
a 2.730822607963587 1.2372e-08 au
q 2.544496740026435 1.0548e-07 au
i 4.077925057859765 4.3226e-06 deg
node 212.8809317362521 4.8905e-05 deg
peri 13.81462374794629 5.6283e-05 deg
M 99.98489854369994 2.6739e-05 deg
tp 2458938.705499882875
0.00012286 TDB
period 1648.30911910296
n .2184056351007259 1.4842e-09 deg/d
Q 2.91714847590074 1.3216e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1365  
   data-arc span      8922 days (24.43 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-03-05  
   last obs. used      2021-08-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50241  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-24 22:46:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.53553 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.05643 au 
 T_jup = 3.347 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.64   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 5.907 km 0.083 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 12.616 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
[Pal, A.; Szakats, R.; Kiss, C.; Bodi, A.; et al. (2019) Ap. J. Supl. Ser. 247, id.26.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.088   0.016 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

21928 Prabakaran           Discovered 1999 Nov. 4 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Sabrina Lakshmi Prabakaran (b. 1991) is a finalist in the 2005 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her biochemistry, medicine, health, & microbiology project. She attends the Canterbury School, Fort Myers, Florida.
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Reference: 20051019/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-10-26

Alternate Designations
 1999 VX55 = 1997 EB50 
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