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2620 Santana (1980 TN)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002620
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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 .07224145697246971 3.3372e-08  
a 2.859272692400503 1.2682e-08 au
q 2.652714667219894 9.6359e-08 au
i 3.087938120624032 3.5815e-06 deg
node 72.94067803430883 6.3089e-05 deg
peri 317.0484345402006 6.7526e-05 deg
M 65.52988124430763 2.3346e-05 deg
tp 2458679.046120229179
0.00011464 TDB
period 1765.963778967598
n .2038546907289684 1.3563e-09 deg/d
Q 3.065830717581111 1.3598e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2489  
   data-arc span      24312 days (66.56 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-04-08  
   last obs. used      2020-10-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46835  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 04:07:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.65897 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.27271 au 
 T_jup = 3.296 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8   n/a MPO502178  
rotation period rot_per 3.392 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.]

2620 Santana (1980 TN)          Discovered 1980-Oct-03 by Vavrova, Z. at Klet
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1980 TN = 1973 FB = 1974 MC 
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