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12608 Aesop (2091 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012608
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1167040037074241 9.1821e-08  
a 2.321593357968736 1.2121e-08 AU
q 2.050654118113222 2.1498e-07 AU
i 3.520966642955997 8.3333e-06 deg
node 248.4271223612266 0.00012674 deg
peri 133.6838799711533 0.00013011 deg
M 107.6674837986217 2.7006e-05 deg
tp 2456614.079891028670
(2013-Nov-17.57989103)
9.6505e-05 JED
period 1292.045047601082
3.54
1.0118e-05
2.77e-08
d
yr
n .2786280560947978 2.182e-09 deg/d
Q 2.592532597824251 1.3535e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      610  
   data-arc span      19483 days (53.34 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2014-01-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53243  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 20:25:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.05555 AU 
 T_jup = 3.566 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO263462  

12608 Aesop           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Herodotus Aisopos of Sardes (Aesop) was a slave who lived around 550 B.C. on the island of Samos. The people loved his fine fables so much that he became a free man. Aesop's fables are full of wisdom and have been translated into many languages.
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Reference: 20080819/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-08-25

Alternate Designations
 2091 P-L = 1978 WR13 
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