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12606 Apuleius (2043 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012606
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .264829901424914 7.4321e-08  
a 2.461828028983421 1.4458e-08 AU
q 1.809862354742651 1.7871e-07 AU
i 5.847869905383533 8.6271e-06 deg
node 353.7369754003731 5.6042e-05 deg
peri 294.728523980496 5.8203e-05 deg
M 52.24189188373969 1.37e-05 deg
tp 2456795.760616996427
(2014-May-18.26061700)
5.3548e-05 JED
period 1410.863489502133
3.86
1.2429e-05
3.403e-08
d
yr
n .2551628861889658 2.2478e-09 deg/d
Q 3.11379370322419 1.8287e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      641  
   data-arc span      19840 days (54.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2015-01-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50804  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:31:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .804592 AU 
 T_jup = 3.433 
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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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