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161215 Loveday (2002 UL66)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2161215
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04954607855805529 4.9662e-08  
a 2.730486422593058 2.081e-08 au
q 2.595201527797559 1.415e-07 au
i 3.866039286264023 5.3211e-06 deg
node 144.0431426200388 8.4993e-05 deg
peri 206.2375683597091 0.00010267 deg
M 264.0127568100628 5.8304e-05 deg
tp 2459039.909535078528
(2020-Jul-09.40953508)
0.00026814 TDB
period 1648.004749081632
4.51
1.884e-05
5.158e-08
d
yr
n .2184459724406824 2.4972e-09 deg/d
Q 2.865771317388557 2.1841e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      262  
   data-arc span      9001 days (24.64 yr)  
   first obs. used      1994-12-28  
   last obs. used      2019-08-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .55463  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-24 03:41:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.58806 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.34578 au 
 T_jup = 3.349 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.4   n/a MPO436812  

161215 Loveday           Discovered 2002 Oct. 30 by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey at Apache Point.
Jonathan Loveday (b. 1963) is a British astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, best known for his work on the luminosity function and clustering of galaxies.
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Reference: 20120406/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-04-09

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Alternate Designations
 2002 UL66 = 2006 PA39 
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