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9377 Metz (1993 PJ7)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009377
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04232744254989431 3.1711e-08  
a 3.012965325200549 1.3578e-08 au
q 2.885434208493299 9.2521e-08 au
i 2.180951245792936 3.4503e-06 deg
node 332.5210883364891 7.8725e-05 deg
peri 328.246979682751 8.841e-05 deg
M 115.0433344537729 3.9558e-05 deg
tp 2458590.052123309617
(2019-Apr-16.55212331)
0.00021056 TDB
period 1910.24744416499
5.23
1.2913e-05
3.535e-08
d
yr
n .1884572603929663 1.2739e-09 deg/d
Q 3.140496441907799 1.4152e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2366  
   data-arc span      10957 days (30.00 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-03-14  
   last obs. used      2021-03-13  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47966  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 21:20:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.86818 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.96089 au 
 T_jup = 3.246 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.36   n/a E2021B10  

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 1.97938428052515 1.97938390902429 1.97938465202623 3.4135131097156 3.2857612991013 2417159.004742548 2.26881911243354 59.8530428010245 12.4847078626332 80.4498487102368 5427532.38926143 T 37 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 21:21:08 2021-Apr-12 21:21
1952-Aug-23 01:33 00:01 Jupiter 1.97205442206443 1.97205414238244 1.97205470174642 3.52795767688388 3.40403582190633 2434247.564866662 1.31330932986748 52.6191286864119 10.9782798767435 88.0723070908354 5397070.80722561 T 37 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 21:21:08 2021-Apr-12 21:21
2083-Oct-14 20:24 00:01 Jupiter 1.98137136342451 1.9813710957027 1.98137163114631 3.43721122005971 3.3105037150385 2482147.350321813 1.40385902867003 42.602347663974 9.29495093387733 -85.3294960101995 5321170.6916269 T 37 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 21:21:08 2021-Apr-12 21:21
2130-Jul-29 15:38 00:02 Jupiter 1.97891964147869 1.97891930105305 1.9789199819049 3.56996475266746 3.44798534688981 2499236.151179237 2.35046009621561 84.756779004992 10.0353315801656 -85.0900101076673 5214619.53553948 T 37 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 21:21:08 2021-Apr-12 21:21

Alternate Designations
 1993 PJ7 = 1991 EL5 
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