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2615 Saito (1951 RJ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002615
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1514644147683472 3.6278e-08  
a 3.178178500607385 1.9244e-08 au
q 2.696797553983544 1.1053e-07 au
i 4.245688803191101 3.8307e-06 deg
node 322.6196890415001 5.0925e-05 deg
peri 343.7332668300393 5.2684e-05 deg
M 99.69571233043172 1.4966e-05 deg
tp 2458427.387560410418
(2018-Nov-04.88756041)
8.4247e-05 TDB
period 2069.502021996898
5.67
1.8797e-05
5.146e-08
d
yr
n .1739548916471363 1.58e-09 deg/d
Q 3.659559447231226 2.2159e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2192  
   data-arc span      24988 days (68.41 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-09-04  
   last obs. used      2020-02-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4787  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 16:26:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.68224 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.59965 au 
 T_jup = 3.178 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5   n/a MPO319116  
diameter diameter 15.555 km 0.244 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 14.960 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); 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.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.088   0.009 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

2615 Saito (1951 RJ)          Discovered 1951-Sep-04 by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1951 RJ = 1955 FC2 = 1967 JS = 1979 OD13 = 1979 QB8 
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