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12606 Apuleius (2043 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012606
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .264709715909304 7.357e-08  
a 2.461494600131372 1.4186e-08 au
q 1.809913063818311 1.7661e-07 au
i 5.847963845333103 8.2023e-06 deg
node 353.7375248920607 5.2208e-05 deg
peri 294.6498164478992 5.4304e-05 deg
M 205.4820042203525 1.3128e-05 deg
tp 2458205.943085320541
(2018-Mar-28.44308532)
5.2892e-05 JED
period 1410.57686915781
3.86
1.2194e-05
3.339e-08
d
yr
n .2552147336819293 2.2063e-09 deg/d
Q 3.113076136444434 1.7941e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      692  
   data-arc span      20173 days (55.23 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2015-12-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5586  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 13:21:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .803135 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.10644 au 
 T_jup = 3.434 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9 mag n/a MPO313520  

12606 Apuleius           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Lucius Apuleius (ca. 125-ca. 180) was a Roman writer and orator. His most important work is the satirical Metamorphoses, popularly known as The Golden Ass, in which a young man is magically changed into a donkey. The work also contains the story of Amor and Psyche.
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Reference: 20071124/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-11-26

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Alternate Designations
 2043 P-L = 1991 TW6 
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