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3015 Candy (1980 VN)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003015
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .174108379592134 4.4383e-08  
a 3.387346034110782 2.1266e-08 au
q 2.797580704993912 1.5266e-07 au
i 17.400337958607 5.2879e-06 deg
node 38.15783951063934 1.4429e-05 deg
peri 300.9404954166529 1.9139e-05 deg
M 95.59746286991736 1.272e-05 deg
tp 2457995.811598046443
(2017-Aug-30.31159805)
7.9429e-05 TDB
period 2277.129728845373
6.23
2.1444e-05
5.871e-08
d
yr
n .1580937596306993 1.4888e-09 deg/d
Q 3.977111363227652 2.4969e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1970  
   data-arc span      19933 days (54.57 yr)  
   first obs. used      1965-05-02  
   last obs. used      2019-11-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46916  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 20:43:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.83717 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.68848 au 
 T_jup = 3.052 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.1   n/a MPO337274  
diameter diameter 24.517 km 0.470 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 4.625 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Clark, M. (2007) Minor Planet Bull. 34, 19-22.]
[Clark, M. (2012) Minor Planet Bull. 39, 63-65.]
[Clark, M. (2015) Minor Planet Bull. 42, 15-20.]
[Clark, M. (2016) Minor Planet Bull. 43, 2-5.]
[Clark, M. (2016) Minor Planet Bull. 43, 80-86.]
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Oszkiewsicz, D.; Vanco, R. (2016) Astron. Astrophys. 587, A48.]
[Clark, M. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 235-236.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.107   0.017 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

3015 Candy (1980 VN)          Discovered 1980-Nov-09 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM)
Discovered at the Anderson Mesa station, which is operated by the Lowell Observatory.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1980 VN = 1974 VL2 = 1974 XC = 1984 HS 
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