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48408 (1982 VN2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2048408
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 26 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1860330489075409 2.7196e-08  
a 2.545219233028841 9.2759e-09 au
q 2.071724338970373 6.9641e-08 au
i 12.26185064045062 7.9669e-06 deg
node 331.5410289293425 1.2468e-05 deg
peri 75.601142620414 2.9521e-05 deg
M 95.10812480077101 2.5142e-05 deg
tp 2458608.666701981481
0.00010291 TDB
period 1483.15391121583
n .2427259890410743 1.3269e-09 deg/d
Q 3.01871412708731 1.1001e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1625  
   data-arc span      13680 days (37.45 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-11-14  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48773  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 09:45:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.11929 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.51026 au 
 T_jup = 3.387 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO502478  
diameter diameter 4.173 km 0.122 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.193   0.034 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

48408 (1982 VN2)          Discovered 1982-Nov-14 by Kosai, H., Hurukawa, K. at Kiso
Reference: 20021120/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 1982 VN2 = 2000 GG178 
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