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9377 Metz (1993 PJ7)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009377
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04241393912433872 3.2556e-08  
a 3.012246276039003 1.3946e-08 au
q 2.884485045859568 9.587e-08 au
i 2.180978669324471 3.7715e-06 deg
node 332.523199429806 7.8972e-05 deg
peri 327.9340079660086 8.952e-05 deg
M 77.65021047584975 4.1286e-05 deg
tp 2458588.616610919418
(2019-Apr-15.11661092)
0.00021961 TDB
period 1909.563659394407
5.23
1.3261e-05
3.631e-08
d
yr
n .1885247439795588 1.3092e-09 deg/d
Q 3.140007506218438 1.4537e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2198  
   data-arc span      10840 days (29.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-03-14  
   last obs. used      2020-11-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4806  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Dec-18 02:38:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.86919 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.962 au 
 T_jup = 3.247 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3   n/a MPO350876  

9377 Metz           Discovered 1993 Aug. 15 by E. W. Elst at Caussols.
Named for the French city in the Lorraine region of France, at the confluence of the Moselle and Seille rivers. It derives its name from the Gallic tribe Mediomatrici. In 843 it became the capital of Lorraine. The Metz cathedral has remarkable stained glass windows from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
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Reference: 19990402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-11

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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
1905-Nov-09 12:07 00:02 Jupiter 1.979384277323 1.97938389624127 1.97938465840484 3.41351321668429 3.28576140929884 2417159.004539520 2.32444352492511 61.943061534153 13.0870695441433 80.7892630549814 5377180.97506507 T 35 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Dec-18 02:38:28 2020-Dec-18 02:38
1952-Aug-23 01:33 00:01 Jupiter 1.97205444383608 1.9720541515984 1.97205473607376 3.52795780117692 3.40403595142015 2434247.564796868 1.34180094373005 54.0048056054731 11.5054965540622 87.8487553983904 5247335.9747345 T 35 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Dec-18 02:38:28 2020-Dec-18 02:38
2083-Oct-14 20:24 00:01 Jupiter 1.98137138535426 1.98137111247814 1.98137165823049 3.43721131457856 3.31050381389087 2482147.350255969 1.4575424608813 45.3374966349814 9.33278138292892 -84.9900291581064 5254976.53502813 T 35 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Dec-18 02:38:28 2020-Dec-18 02:38
2130-Jul-29 15:41 00:02 Jupiter 1.97891927239583 1.97891891055142 1.9789196342408 3.5699620337095 3.44798250790492 2499236.153202479 2.42957948579172 88.1466242587753 10.3012391061613 -84.6671143588414 5058209.28521611 T 35 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Dec-18 02:38:28 2020-Dec-18 02:38

Alternate Designations
 1993 PJ7 = 1991 EL5 
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