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8738 Saji (1997 AQ16)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008738
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2309350849597642 2.985e-08  
a 2.224048914120293 4.9962e-09 au
q 1.710437989183252 6.5774e-08 au
i .3339923789602447 3.0872e-06 deg
node 111.5096311596059 0.00056706 deg
peri 258.0913884639281 0.00056711 deg
M 147.769301552714 7.4899e-06 deg
tp 2458703.224974251928
(2019-Aug-07.72497425)
2.4874e-05 TDB
period 1211.476317396305
3.32
4.0823e-06
1.118e-08
d
yr
n .2971580994449063 1.0013e-09 deg/d
Q 2.737659839057334 6.15e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1718  
   data-arc span      15149 days (41.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-09-23  
   last obs. used      2021-03-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48797  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 20:51:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .708426 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.72653 au 
 T_jup = 3.612 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.18   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 2.569 km 0.118 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.268   0.065 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

8738 Saji           Discovered 1997 Jan. 5 at the Saji Observatory.
Saji observatory, with its 1.03-m telescope, is situated on a hill overlooking Saji village. Saji's 3200 residents constructed their observatory in 1994, and the village assembly adopted a rule of keeping the skies dark.
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Reference: 19990202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

Alternate Designations
 1997 AQ16 = 1979 SK5 = 1989 TW14 
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