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78779 (2002 VZ68)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2078779
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2109986856134045 3.0111e-08  
a 3.168110193951988 1.9742e-08 au
q 2.49964310714969 9.6907e-08 au
i 18.41201975297448 5.1692e-06 deg
node 353.9694899672222 1.1502e-05 deg
peri 101.4115796804077 2.0071e-05 deg
M 66.2918304047472 1.3403e-05 deg
tp 2459017.223132788396
(2020-Jun-16.72313279)
7.6008e-05 TDB
period 2059.675700045233
5.64
1.9252e-05
5.271e-08
d
yr
n .1747847974281068 1.6337e-09 deg/d
Q 3.836577280754285 2.3907e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      993  
   data-arc span      8969 days (24.56 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-10-10  
   last obs. used      2021-05-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46879  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 23:07:03  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.59265 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.6243 au 
 T_jup = 3.090 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.57   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 7.837 km 2.336 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...814..117N)  
rotation period rot_per 6.765 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.046   0.032 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2015ApJ...814..117N)  

78779 (2002 VZ68)          Discovered 2002-Nov-08 by LINEAR at Socorro
Reference: 20040415/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19

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Alternate Designations
 2002 VZ68 = 1996 TX13 
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