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268566 (2006 BT59)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2268566
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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 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05425195782761415 7.2872e-08  
a 2.819173843639629 3.0099e-08 au
q 2.666228143165779 1.9556e-07 au
i 4.746230007225902 7.3409e-06 deg
node 330.0711021247294 5.1561e-05 deg
peri 35.9441013750353 6.8961e-05 deg
M 134.0083867239537 4.5111e-05 deg
tp 2458356.907920011677
0.00021515 TDB
period 1728.945138881982
n .2082194465885674 3.3345e-09 deg/d
Q 2.972119544113479 3.1731e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      305  
   data-arc span      7419 days (20.31 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-10-11  
   last obs. used      2020-02-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48635  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-25 13:04:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.66526 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.30467 au 
 T_jup = 3.311 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.0   n/a MPO470850  

268566 (2006 BT59)          Discovered 2006-Jan-25 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: 20110319/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2011-03-23

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
2038-Jan-07 19:08 00:03 Thisb 0.0192818740133487 0.0192763127087544 0.0192874466500511 2.85720215378133 2.85720203002012 2465431.297030570 2.60834003218066 836.927519528085 100.147749371543 -71.8627481331698 27362.0178413096 T 14 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Feb-25 13:05:00 2020-Feb-25 13:05
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