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46516 (1978 VQ6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2046516
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07506713535554251 4.1135e-08  
a 2.928197596577937 1.8969e-08 au
q 2.708386191247846 1.2506e-07 au
i 2.209535588522567 5.0029e-06 deg
node 27.77754935696685 0.00011537 deg
peri 68.447336374453 0.00012193 deg
M 359.6977162236409 3.7036e-05 deg
tp 2458602.036778708731
(2019-Apr-28.53677871)
0.00018829 TDB
period 1830.201877873107
5.01
1.7784e-05
4.869e-08
d
yr
n .1966996124047032 1.9113e-09 deg/d
Q 3.148009001908027 2.0393e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      778  
   data-arc span      14705 days (40.26 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2019-02-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .56896  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Jul-13 02:38:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.72627 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.96902 au 
 T_jup = 3.272 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8   n/a MPO426238  

46516 (1978 VQ6)          Discovered 1978-Nov-06 by Helin, E. F., Bus, S. J. at Palomar
Reference: 20020921/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 1978 VQ6 = 1978 WC12 = 2000 DD72 
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