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968 Petunia (A921 WJ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000968
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1369006594976502 3.3666e-08  
a 2.866298648638986 1.167e-08 au
q 2.473900473323085 9.6893e-08 au
i 11.59775720222641 4.4592e-06 deg
node 208.8536144858856 1.8135e-05 deg
peri 297.5611901545556 2.4506e-05 deg
M 294.5323551111519 1.8249e-05 deg
tp 2458922.833023955535
(2020-Mar-14.33302396)
9.0653e-05 TDB
period 1772.476905515796
4.85
1.0825e-05
2.964e-08
d
yr
n .2031056082478203 1.2404e-09 deg/d
Q 3.258696823954887 1.3268e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2643  
   data-arc span      35574 days (97.40 yr)  
   first obs. used      1921-10-25  
   last obs. used      2019-03-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42741  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 19:16:52  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.50952 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.84778 au 
 T_jup = 3.256 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.01   n/a MPO267710  
diameter diameter 24.422 km 0.232 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 61.280 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Stephens, R.D. (2010) Minor Planet Bull. 37, 122-123.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Oszkiewsicz, D.; Vanco, R. (2016) Astron. Astrophys. 587, A48.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.233   0.021 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
B-V BV 0.869   0.020 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=5.70 deg.
U-B UB 0.372   0.082 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=5.70 deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 2 color indices

968 Petunia (A921 WJ)          Discovered 1921-Nov-24 by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A921 WJ = 1935 QK1 = 1948 KC 
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