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441672 (2008 XU38)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2441672
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Additional Notes: the orbits shown in the applet are color coded. The planets are white lines, and the asteroid/comet is a blue line. The bright white line indicates the portion of the orbit that is above the ecliptic plane, and the darker portion is below the ecliptic plane. Likewise for the asteroid/comet orbit, the light blue indicates the portion above the ecliptic plane, and the dark blue the portion below the ecliptic plane.

Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .02606263654927665 7.1778e-08  
a 2.521368264709372 3.6186e-08 au
q 2.455654760019371 1.7645e-07 au
i 3.072196376072748 7.4667e-06 deg
node 44.46384845951003 0.00018691 deg
peri 41.35676902893172 0.0003485 deg
M 302.1150718924064 0.00030308 deg
tp 2459235.634225117030
0.0012343 TDB
period 1462.355120918363
n .2461782332145964 5.2996e-09 deg/d
Q 2.587081769399373 3.7129e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      84  
   data-arc span      6823 days (18.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-12-22  
   last obs. used      2019-08-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .60391  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-12 08:53:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.47249 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.44548 au 
 T_jup = 3.453 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.6   n/a MPO440827  

441672 (2008 XU38)          Discovered 2008-Dec-02 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: Last Updated: 2015-09-02

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
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
2047-Oct-18 23:17 00:03 Amphi 0.00105706699427434 0.00104058538042806 0.00107365852609788 1.7631511594153 1.76314807493956 2469002.470034423 2.52550378396495 982.623692208299 61.5745385857713 -33.2417260218023 1408.84345773596 T 11 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 08:53:53 2020-Nov-12 08:53
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