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2848 ASP (1959 VF)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002848
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1933003569311486 3.121e-08  
a 3.205825382466899 1.4984e-08 au
q 2.586138191777112 1.0086e-07 au
i .9131799173177112 3.5452e-06 deg
node 338.6994032990174 0.00020217 deg
peri 51.55656225856756 0.00020235 deg
M 248.1399171386037 1.0403e-05 deg
tp 2459651.949653667895
(2022-Mar-13.44965367)
6.3356e-05 TDB
period 2096.564469838931
5.74
1.4699e-05
4.024e-08
d
yr
n .1717094824313498 1.2038e-09 deg/d
Q 3.825512573156687 1.788e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2863  
   data-arc span      23415 days (64.11 yr)  
   first obs. used      1956-05-08  
   last obs. used      2020-06-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46062  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 15:50:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.59172 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.62609 au 
 T_jup = 3.163 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.7   n/a MPO448941  
diameter diameter 25.793 km 0.213 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 40.114 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 0.048   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

2848 ASP (1959 VF)          Discovered 1959-Nov-08 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1959 VF = 1965 UN2 = 1970 RR = 1975 NA = 1975 NE1 = 1981 QM1 = 1981 ST5 
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