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2867 Steins (1969 VC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002867
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 72 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1454648845594272 1.4095e-08  
a 2.363941237010176 6.1827e-09 au
q 2.020070797863221 3.3203e-08 au
i 9.930867816376644 4.5404e-07 deg
node 55.35197901111277 3.4546e-06 deg
peri 250.9124136252258 5.1868e-06 deg
M 146.8040809854613 3.9604e-06 deg
tp 2458855.136377325700
(2020-Jan-06.63637733)
1.3977e-05 TDB
period 1327.557809391204
3.63
5.2082e-06
1.426e-08
d
yr
n .2711746316833389 1.0638e-09 deg/d
Q 2.707811676157131 7.082e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3438  
   data-arc span      25356 days (69.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-28  
   last obs. used      2021-04-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .38754  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 13:49:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03018 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53581 au 
 T_jup = 3.515 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457309.5 (2015-Oct-14.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 72 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1454625419459639 1.4101e-08  
q 2.019604604836277 3.3246e-08 au
tp 2457528.867762987436
(2016-May-20.36776299)
1.3772e-05 TDB
node 55.37102649385295 3.4526e-06 deg
peri 251.1668117982898 5.1708e-06 deg
i 9.93490820831342 4.5431e-07 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3438  
   data-arc span      25356 days (69.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-28  
   last obs. used      2021-04-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .38754  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 13:49:11  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53581 au 
 T_jup = 3.515 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.988454214927334E-16 -4.628682802949219E-16 9.233875150705839E-14 -6.065867937869929E-15 4.259191788333781E-14 4.822677548342073E-17
q -4.628682802949219E-16 1.105327694964899E-15 -2.295314367740767E-13 1.438918544844945E-14 -1.047743662006701E-13 -1.149849640216731E-16
tp 9.233875150705839E-14 -2.295314367740767E-13 1.896727112979469E-10 4.197338505257859E-12 5.148222878759274E-11 -5.51036754819089E-13
node -6.065867937869929E-15 1.438918544844945E-14 4.197338505257859E-12 1.192035767401098E-11 -1.063110803232322E-11 -6.400288962252871E-13
peri 4.259191788333781E-14 -1.047743662006701E-13 5.148222878759274E-11 -1.063110803232322E-11 2.673698018132908E-11 5.108117934427536E-13
i 4.822677548342073E-17 -1.149849640216731E-16 -5.51036754819089E-13 -6.400288962252871E-13 5.108117934427536E-13 2.063940338435082E-13

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.83   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 5.160 km 0.167 EAR_A_COMPIL_5_NEOWISEDIAM_V1_0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 6.049 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Hicks, M.D.; Bauer, J.M.; Tokunaga, A.T. (2004) IAUC 8315.]
[Warner, B.D. (2004) Minor Planet Bull. 31, 67-70.]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Weissman, P.R.; Lowry, S.C.; Choi, Y.-J. (2005) Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc. 37, 644.]
[Kuppers, M.; Mottola, S.; Lowry, S.C.; A'Hearn, M.F.; et al. (2007) Astron. Astrophys. 462, L13-L16.]
[Weissman, P.R.; Lowry, S.C.; Choi, Y.-J. (2007) Astron. Astrophys. 466, 737-742.]
[Jorda, L.; Lamy, P.L.; Faury, G.; Weissman, P.; et al. (2008) Astron. Astrophys. 487, 1171-1178.]
[Lamy, P.L.; Kaasalainen, M.; Lowry, S.; Weissman, P.; et al. (2008) Astron. Astrophys. 487, 1179-1185.]
[Lamy, P.; Kaasalainen, M.; Jorda, L.; Faury, G.; et al. (2008) Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc. 40 (28.33).]
[Dotto, E.; Perna, D.; Fornasier, S.; Belskaya, I.N.; et al. (2009) Astron. Astrophys. 494, L29-L32.]
[Jorda, L.; Lamy, P.L.; Gaskell, R.W.; Kaasalainen, M.; et al. (2012) Icarus 221, 1089-1100.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.300   0.034 EAR_A_COMPIL_5_NEOWISEDIAM_V1_0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

2867 Steins (1969 VC)          Discovered 1969-Nov-04 by Chernykh, N. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1969 VC = 1954 QL = 1979 FJ4 = 1980 VV1 = 1980 WB 
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