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66881 (1999 VL67)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2066881
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07637972550591644 4.5839e-08  
a 2.865466532756033 1.7229e-08 au
q 2.646602985537737 1.2903e-07 au
i 3.125484456277835 4.4803e-06 deg
node 71.27382096247547 0.000105 deg
peri 356.2569089422557 0.00011265 deg
M 70.06040813758815 3.8889e-05 deg
tp 2458655.704491525427
0.00019173 TDB
period 1771.705109212048
n .2031940858149397 1.8325e-09 deg/d
Q 3.084330079974329 1.8544e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      853  
   data-arc span      7499 days (20.53 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-10-08  
   last obs. used      2020-04-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52363  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 13:04:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.66051 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.13122 au 
 T_jup = 3.294 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.1   n/a MPO459298  
diameter diameter 3.156 km 1.101 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
geometric albedo albedo 0.194   0.150 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

66881 (1999 VL67)          Discovered 1999-Nov-04 by LINEAR at Socorro
Reference: 20030910/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 1999 VL67 = 2001 DR28 
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