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48721 (1996 UJ2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2048721
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09946941903442319 3.8531e-08  
a 2.968735807909253 1.7473e-08 au
q 2.67343738182983 1.1422e-07 au
i 9.034300538687718 4.8264e-06 deg
node 334.2060801743112 2.4921e-05 deg
peri 32.51999127146367 3.3644e-05 deg
M 218.7988075517491 2.3247e-05 deg
tp 2459733.310387365926
(2022-Jun-02.81038737)
0.00012302 TDB
period 1868.339316953135
5.12
1.6495e-05
4.516e-08
d
yr
n .1926844854857969 1.7012e-09 deg/d
Q 3.264034233988675 1.9211e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1320  
   data-arc span      8519 days (23.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-10-03  
   last obs. used      2020-01-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50335  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-23 09:12:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.67583 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.19327 au 
 T_jup = 3.237 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8   n/a MPO390030  
diameter diameter 6.457 km 0.192 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 5.416 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Chang, C.K.; Ip, W.-H.; Lin, H.-W.; Cheng, Y.C.; et al. (2015) Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 219, A27.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.126   0.011 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

48721 (1996 UJ2)          Discovered 1996-Oct-17 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: 20021120/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

Alternate Designations
 1996 UJ2 = 2001 QG14 
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