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12620 Simaqian (6335 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012620
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1433569260001375 4.3132e-08  
a 3.097332889173587 2.5623e-08 au
q 2.653308767382537 1.2538e-07 au
i .9180220353216202 5.5155e-06 deg
node 180.063214786809 0.00029285 deg
peri 59.94900795118985 0.00029395 deg
M 149.9277754929709 2.1583e-05 deg
tp 2456571.298938031409
(2013-Oct-05.79893803)
0.00011816 JED
period 1991.041228532654
5.45
2.4706e-05
6.764e-08
d
yr
n .1808099173643485 2.2436e-09 deg/d
Q 3.541357010964637 2.9296e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1184  
   data-arc span      20167 days (55.21 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2015-12-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53453  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 13:21:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.64015 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.46466 au 
 T_jup = 3.207 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8 mag n/a MPO347625  

12620 Simaqian           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Sima Qian (c. 145 B.C.-c. 85 B.C.) was a Chinese historian, counselor and court astrologer of the Han emperor Wu Di. He wrote a treatise on the Chinese calendar. His Shiji ("Records of the Grand Historian") contains the earliest systematical description of the Chinese constellations.
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Reference: 20080122/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-05

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Alternate Designations
 6335 P-L = 1992 OD8 = 1996 DD7 
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