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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. 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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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1939-Oct-08 09:27 00:03 Jupiter 1.98072888204883 1.9807259293118 1.98073183511384 5.94533111099167 5.87296335439222 2429544.894054464 3.22987044705874 1340.73566612204 39.5438623982585 -84.0132301518336 2488662.40327086 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25
1950-Sep-16 21:05 00:03 Jupiter 1.68623609727671 1.68623520160337 1.68623699296432 5.24216138437712 5.14544701602255 2433541.378736747 2.49730542194011 306.910019607929 22.9084131875045 -83.4033605343978 2188587.52457258 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25
1961-Sep-06 08:13 00:02 Jupiter 1.77644649805922 1.77644510277053 1.77644789336771 4.30886421358518 4.19674830929563 2437548.842684728 2.23516225681013 456.748329090445 50.790203621573 -83.1679440885988 2379315.35280077 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25
2069-Oct-17 02:51 00:02 Jupiter 1.77247690005911 1.77247574552101 1.7724780546476 5.53376365359814 5.44672287175022 2477036.618920291 1.57107263663431 555.615436265132 27.3400226252367 -84.9208573827889 2641434.4991941 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25
2080-Oct-12 21:01 00:02 Jupiter 1.64638341788302 1.64638263972834 1.64638419603938 4.9065572025303 4.80055770741253 2481050.375392063 1.92020708536207 157.011520295507 31.0350919732142 -81.423662736432 2369185.19466407 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25
2091-Sep-11 17:20 00:03 Jupiter 1.91028456179672 1.910282370575 1.9102867532305 3.67799126286997 3.55539270386416 2485036.221984558 3.2263739153778 1307.535101932 68.1577953404793 -85.1652125511451 2411173.29307213 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25
2188-Dec-02 17:20 00:06 Jupiter 1.97955950176762 1.97955367929458 1.9795653270441 5.68429689346014 5.60851695977158 2520547.222352808 6.33453877207564 3790.76674946623 40.0379739748933 -85.6819563449759 2482365.68116982 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25
2199-Nov-10 20:21 00:06 Jupiter 1.62929868016594 1.62929669316779 1.62930066719965 5.23018730560985 5.12982655319276 2524542.347984367 5.84832226889671 414.887630265648 28.4644824204951 -77.3712543233539 2466704.3749976 T 26 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-12 21:25:34 2020-Nov-12 21:25

Alternate Designations
 2002 VZ68 = 1996 TX13 
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