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46516 (1978 VQ6)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2046516
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07487063169575062 3.4799e-08  
a 2.927125404954851 1.6257e-08 au
q 2.707969676833202 1.0129e-07 au
i 2.209725662518918 4.4602e-06 deg
node 27.7653694929047 0.00010628 deg
peri 68.212392804009 0.00011344 deg
M 78.63508339408583 3.6837e-05 deg
tp 2458600.947114554639
(2019-Apr-27.44711455)
0.00018698 TDB
period 1829.196747200856
5.01
1.5239e-05
4.172e-08
d
yr
n .1968076974502022 1.6396e-09 deg/d
Q 3.146281133076501 1.7474e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      914  
   data-arc span      15139 days (41.45 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2020-04-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54494  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 09:33:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.72576 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.96977 au 
 T_jup = 3.272 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9   n/a MPO502465  

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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