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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 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3072701416341319 6.158e-08  
a 2.550506297946939 1.8466e-08 AU
q 1.766811866538038 1.5713e-07 AU
i 8.9861915117748 5.6685e-06 deg
node 123.4690779581495 4.2109e-05 deg
peri 202.0295448600837 4.4205e-05 deg
M 315.1380450305968 1.6984e-05 deg
tp 2457185.901704104706
(2015-Jun-12.40170410)
7.0916e-05 JED
period 1487.777639722015
4.07
1.6158e-05
4.424e-08
d
yr
n .241971643065737 2.6279e-09 deg/d
Q 3.334200729355841 2.4141e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1013  
   data-arc span      22129 days (60.59 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-11-24  
   last obs. used      2015-06-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .51852  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jul-06 12:09:29  

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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