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437838 (1996 LH2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2437838
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2338842157385018 1.4144e-07  
a 2.809668102749379 2.6209e-08 au
q 2.152531082052356 4.0279e-07 au
i 8.932369701401363 1.3011e-05 deg
node 195.0075608416597 8.3439e-05 deg
peri 62.35714484059618 9.674e-05 deg
M 25.30963342832725 3.6311e-05 deg
tp 2458879.561573766616
(2020-Jan-31.06157377)
0.00017351 TDB
period 1720.207981965065
4.71
2.407e-05
6.59e-08
d
yr
n .2092770198570739 2.9283e-09 deg/d
Q 3.466805123446401 3.2339e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      73  
   data-arc span      8335 days (22.82 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-06-08  
   last obs. used      2019-04-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .67345  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 13:25:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.1555 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.65534 au 
 T_jup = 3.264 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.3   n/a MPO339586  
diameter diameter 1.679 km 0.547 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.057   0.023 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

437838 (1996 LH2)          Discovered 1996-Jun-08 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: Last Updated: 2015-07-06

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
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
1966-Mar-10 16:16 00:03 Jupiter 1.88069951151531 1.88069597887475 1.88070304414379 1.29947773458916 0.887631540950603 2439195.177580600 3.28328893601681 1692.18156708945 367.438575559933 -57.8103793766511 626799.808289521 T 7 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-13 13:25:16 2019-Jul-13 13:25
1989-Jun-09 03:05 00:02 Jupiter 1.7225161583586 1.72251396108537 1.72251835563419 1.56154170900114 1.20620948011328 2447686.628230607 1.94524011481051 1079.93272333657 241.515912560029 -65.2649754699987 756398.228279864 T 7 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-13 13:25:16 2019-Jul-13 13:25
2012-Oct-14 15:46 00:01 Jupiter 1.65397611853433 1.65397474247963 1.65397749458941 1.8544211529191 1.55391505599568 2456215.156849307 1.23347727783724 550.092442789155 162.038207038707 -71.8391818590257 735753.106706093 T 7 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-13 13:25:16 2019-Jul-13 13:25
2036-Mar-04 11:53 00:02 Jupiter 1.64733955510754 1.64733841671847 1.64734069349586 2.11761421095395 1.85901529913697 2464756.995155887 1.64119474905151 419.336519893104 109.651714394621 -80.7351877428666 627910.576188884 T 7 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-13 13:25:16 2019-Jul-13 13:25
2059-Jul-15 05:05 00:03 Jupiter 1.69670590471981 1.69670385013104 1.69670795932758 2.40967974877673 2.19274365805836 2473289.712071478 2.87012188657672 439.937730937105 65.8409519545122 -81.5373026005114 587190.956063962 T 7 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-13 13:25:16 2019-Jul-13 13:25
2082-Oct-30 00:55 00:05 Jupiter 1.82528841365915 1.82528433854431 1.82529248880459 2.82670796653844 2.65747638689014 2481797.537880958 4.5722184959353 477.818209826406 61.0917034405938 -72.2514296417904 646175.984355786 T 7 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-13 13:25:16 2019-Jul-13 13:25
2191-Aug-19 07:31 00:08 Jupiter 1.85339371999264 1.85338802107113 1.85339942291019 1.03413317829083 0.394218387701254 2521536.813031717 7.49490264147526 16612.4591049218 2998.41045068906 -49.3522426399056 2100005.80097725 T 7 CATAB v2.0e-lin.ifort 2019-Jul-13 13:25:16 2019-Jul-13 13:25

Alternate Designations
 1996 LH2 = 2010 JX86 
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