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12606 Apuleius (2043 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012606
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2648728191919298 8.3639e-08  
a 2.462096359367456 1.6564e-08 AU
q 1.809953955539611 2.0471e-07 AU
i 5.847596189920975 9.5774e-06 deg
node 353.7383887600782 8.5837e-05 deg
peri 294.7471105621005 8.7046e-05 deg
M 1.198089329069648 1.8693e-05 deg
tp 2456795.803842053859
(2014-May-18.30384205)
7.3254e-05 JED
period 1411.094164342056
3.86
1.424e-05
3.899e-08
d
yr
n .255121174119415 2.5745e-09 deg/d
Q 3.114238763195301 2.0951e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      479  
   data-arc span      19643 days (53.78 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-07-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53759  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:28:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .802802 AU 
 T_jup = 3.433 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8 mag n/a PDS3 (MPC 36771)  

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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