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37141 Povolny (2000 VZ38)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2037141
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1028606290143279 4.6324e-08  
a 2.431081969609356 1.357e-08 au
q 2.181019349029946 1.1219e-07 au
i 7.247402693543406 3.6169e-06 deg
node 120.9391201628607 4.7619e-05 deg
peri 139.0313660594799 5.3959e-05 deg
M 191.6512611732533 2.8354e-05 deg
tp 2459647.948452037438
0.00011161 TDB
period 1384.515526269249
n .260018752530761 2.1771e-09 deg/d
Q 2.681144590188765 1.4966e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      773  
   data-arc span      8033 days (21.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1998-01-29  
   last obs. used      2020-01-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54914  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-23 04:25:34  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.17121 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.38793 au 
 T_jup = 3.489 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.3   n/a MPO502422  
diameter diameter 2.599 km 0.205 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.198   0.015 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

37141 Povolný           Discovered 2000 Nov. 2 by P. Pravec at Ondřejov.
Dalibor Povolný (b. 1924), a Czech biologist, is an expert on butterflies and diptera. He has catalogued hundreds of new taxons. Among his many other interests are evolution and ecology. He has organized funding support for students in postgraduate university education programs.
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Reference: 20030318/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 2000 VZ38 = 1998 BR37 = 1999 LK13 
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