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85123 (1978 VC8)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2085123
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1182673277404045 3.9091e-08  
a 2.221737439512704 9.9385e-09 au
q 1.958978489600728 8.5497e-08 au
i 6.287167906971071 4.1377e-06 deg
node 243.5128367039624 3.9815e-05 deg
peri 164.5168738941546 4.4662e-05 deg
M 326.0664666553157 2.352e-05 deg
tp 2459510.515556038736
(2021-Oct-23.01555604)
7.9508e-05 TDB
period 1209.588160390456
3.31
8.1163e-06
2.222e-08
d
yr
n .2976219607538088 1.997e-09 deg/d
Q 2.48449638942468 1.1114e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      662  
   data-arc span      15234 days (41.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-11-05  
   last obs. used      2020-07-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51449  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-25 18:09:36  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .969517 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.84925 au 
 T_jup = 3.632 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.33   n/a MPCxxxxx  

85123 (1978 VC8)          Discovered 1978-Nov-07 by Helin, E. F., Bus, S. J. at Palomar
Reference: 20040830/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-09-06

Alternate Designations
 1978 VC8 = 2001 TR48 
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