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268344 (2005 SD178)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2268344
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08726889572130829 5.3456e-08  
a 2.375960240332814 2.0651e-08 au
q 2.168612813881235 1.2673e-07 au
i 2.82089753620495 5.3933e-06 deg
node 298.0377448276183 0.00015272 deg
peri 311.7371946253567 0.00015789 deg
M 115.8055141744964 4.007e-05 deg
tp 2458570.187543031049
0.00014887 TDB
period 1337.695235093896
n .2691195950733358 3.5087e-09 deg/d
Q 2.583307666784393 2.2454e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      165  
   data-arc span      6520 days (17.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-03-11  
   last obs. used      2018-01-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .62142  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-14 04:47:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.15563 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.4396 au 
 T_jup = 3.535 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.3   n/a MPO433742  

268344 (2005 SD178)          Discovered 2005-Sep-29 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: 20110319/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2011-03-23
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