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12607 Alcaeus (2058 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012607
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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 .0358817064079932 6.661e-08  
a 2.653780035442259 2.3741e-08 AU
q 2.558557879339126 1.7325e-07 AU
i 2.188246599583355 6.438e-06 deg
node 277.1036079105258 0.00019475 deg
peri 11.32721507018073 0.00024585 deg
M 269.3182941475815 0.00015577 deg
tp 2457398.252566984805
(2016-Jan-10.75256698)
0.00068587 JED
period 1579.049740722439
4.32
2.119e-05
5.802e-08
d
yr
n .2279852183980566 3.0594e-09 deg/d
Q 2.749002191545392 2.4593e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      693  
   data-arc span      19608 days (53.68 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-06-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55381  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-16 13:50:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.54353 AU 
 T_jup = 3.387 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6 mag n/a MPO253452  

12607 Alcaeus           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Alcaeus (ca. 620 B.C.-ca. 580 B.C.) was a Greek poet from the island of Lesbos. His songs are as famous as those of Sappho. Many of his songs were translated into Latin and influenced Theocrites and Horace.
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Reference: 20071124/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-11-26

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Alternate Designations
 2058 P-L = 1993 FB28 
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