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12374 Rakhat (1994 JG9)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012374
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3072701550958937 6.2545e-08  
a 2.550506306634613 1.9436e-08 AU
q 1.76681183822194 1.5893e-07 AU
i 8.986191651316368 5.678e-06 deg
node 123.469070897626 4.2648e-05 deg
peri 202.0295593700768 4.5026e-05 deg
M 315.1380326890909 1.9065e-05 deg
tp 2457185.901756055929
(2015-Jun-12.40175606)
7.9737e-05 JED
period 1487.777647323639
4.07
1.7006e-05
4.656e-08
d
yr
n .2419716418294115 2.7659e-09 deg/d
Q 3.334200775047286 2.5408e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      996  
   data-arc span      21763 days (59.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-11-24  
   last obs. used      2014-06-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5191  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:28:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .758839 AU 
 T_jup = 3.356 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8 mag n/a MPO299052  

12374 Rakhat           Discovered 1994 May 15 by C. P. de Saint-Aignan at Palomar.
Rakhat is a planet with the first known extraterrestrial life in the novel The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell. First contact is established when a group of specialists organized by Jesuits is sent to the planet.
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Reference: 20020328/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1994 JG9 = 1958 TP = 1974 OP = 1978 NV2 
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