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78779 (2002 VZ68)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2078779
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2109851872481965 3.5875e-08  
a 3.16857581072452 2.3243e-08 au
q 2.500053249988701 1.2043e-07 au
i 18.41042638611284 5.3034e-06 deg
node 353.970343936886 1.3431e-05 deg
peri 101.4589933349414 2.1167e-05 deg
M 31.99978138034798 1.3632e-05 deg
tp 2459017.378603765793
(2020-Jun-16.87860377)
7.7495e-05 TDB
period 2060.129782161584
5.64
2.2668e-05
6.206e-08
d
yr
n .1747462723548762 1.9227e-09 deg/d
Q 3.837098371460339 2.8146e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      774  
   data-arc span      8865 days (24.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-10-10  
   last obs. used      2021-01-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46649  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 07:16:36  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.59265 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.62358 au 
 T_jup = 3.090 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457504.5 (2016-Apr-26.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2105506847535127 3.5931e-08  
q 2.500786515210321 1.2076e-07 au
tp 2456961.249818931802
(2014-Oct-30.74981893)
7.5638e-05 TDB
node 353.9932380853267 1.3425e-05 deg
peri 101.8372545510519 2.1164e-05 deg
i 18.41493111630117 5.3048e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      774  
   data-arc span      8865 days (24.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-10-10  
   last obs. used      2021-01-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46649  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 07:16:36  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 1.62358 au 
 T_jup = 3.090 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.291064499896802E-15 -4.293519430030551E-15 -6.378854808363326E-14 -2.88608361484467E-15 -1.174086200402409E-14 -7.803893299938777E-15
q -4.293519430030551E-15 1.458332005421306E-14 7.883239406099765E-14 8.915832314051655E-15 3.164856812584303E-14 2.724899479296302E-14
tp -6.378854808363326E-14 7.883239406099765E-14 5.721148615500103E-9 -3.366670285121943E-11 1.251130806545544E-9 3.203413324905118E-12
node -2.88608361484467E-15 8.915832314051655E-15 -3.366670285121943E-11 1.802373222505174E-10 -1.780501902912359E-10 1.157066185160627E-11
peri -1.174086200402409E-14 3.164856812584303E-14 1.251130806545544E-9 -1.780501902912359E-10 4.479095105518626E-10 -1.021424397269345E-11
i -7.803893299938777E-15 2.724899479296302E-14 3.203413324905118E-12 1.157066185160627E-11 -1.021424397269345E-11 2.814064203913336E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.54   n/a E2021B10  
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 1.98072862929146 1.98072589419384 1.98073136467044 5.94533103271038 5.87296326585472 2429544.893887200 2.99852768552662 1247.00954121594 38.3314926266902 -84.062689613499 2565505.53586661 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16
1950-Sep-16 21:05 00:02 Jupiter 1.68623606802984 1.68623519876982 1.68623693730251 5.24216122807729 5.14544685509167 2433541.378603326 2.32297077852574 292.424163902279 22.7729793040472 -83.334109498738 2219175.85748282 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16
1961-Sep-06 08:13 00:02 Jupiter 1.77644666169954 1.77644538489277 1.77644793852248 4.30886385313587 4.19674794968263 2437548.842568350 2.07895625657549 434.571937735198 48.2627260694308 -83.6723611955123 2447718.62944485 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16
2069-Oct-17 02:51 00:01 Jupiter 1.77247697950902 1.77247588549963 1.77247807356406 5.53376411198444 5.44672334139443 2477036.619030385 1.44133662273942 535.846487958329 26.8342440761127 -85.0655517385416 2713493.1788853 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16
2080-Oct-12 21:01 00:02 Jupiter 1.64638342893333 1.64638266896598 1.64638418890228 4.90655772143727 4.80055823849662 2481050.375519434 1.76589166722231 154.974868683807 30.6289478894777 -81.7219311094583 2457439.04360752 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16
2091-Sep-11 17:20 00:03 Jupiter 1.91028447105919 1.91028240380713 1.91028653849987 3.67799246809271 3.55539394472213 2485036.222184207 2.98384441431904 1253.99390220219 65.6707230627139 -85.3150769595387 2457070.77387888 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16
2188-Dec-02 17:21 00:06 Jupiter 1.97955996767333 1.97955457486736 1.97956536288102 5.68429750762275 5.60851760018842 2520547.222722697 5.84622192957297 3512.91935450488 39.1591954408939 -85.6889854159325 2559344.39624834 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16
2199-Nov-10 20:22 00:05 Jupiter 1.62929885866901 1.62929702207866 1.62930069529048 5.2301880829673 5.12982735686146 2524542.348333904 5.39506340381571 389.56446537017 27.6217235629262 -77.6264789255657 2508650.04138199 T 27 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Feb-24 07:16:37 2021-Feb-24 07:16

Alternate Designations
 2002 VZ68 = 1996 TX13 
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