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78779 (2002 VZ68)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2078779
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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 .2109090195365696 3.9298e-08  
a 3.168371496945113 2.5286e-08 au
q 2.500133370996806 1.3399e-07 au
i 18.40947034974388 5.4284e-06 deg
node 353.9754215147528 1.4026e-05 deg
peri 101.4829381679635 2.1469e-05 deg
M 357.0325824219547 1.3794e-05 deg
tp 2459017.479650143172
(2020-Jun-16.97965014)
7.8989e-05 TDB
period 2059.930525709309
5.64
2.466e-05
6.752e-08
d
yr
n .1747631755085716 2.0921e-09 deg/d
Q 3.836609622893421 3.0619e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      736  
   data-arc span      8763 days (23.99 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-10-10  
   last obs. used      2020-10-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46592  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-12 21:25:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.59285 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.62413 au 
 T_jup = 3.090 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO502631  
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. 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:
[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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