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173117 Promachus (1973 SA1)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2173117
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1209651835432099 1.0608e-07  
a 5.162963892991897 2.3928e-07 AU
q 4.538425018049167 5.4794e-07 AU
i 7.779766675384385 1.1829e-05 deg
node 182.1193522712028 5.256e-05 deg
peri 205.7650249398518 6.6912e-05 deg
M 167.2570717324787 4.739e-05 deg
tp 2455009.693514336918
(2009-Jun-27.19351434)
0.00049405 JED
period 4284.962826474854
11.73
0.00029788
8.156e-07
d
yr
n .08401473118406588 5.8406e-09 deg/d
Q 5.787502767934628 2.6822e-07 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      328  
   data-arc span      15221 days (41.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-09-20  
   last obs. used      2015-05-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54642  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 22:10:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.54482 AU 
 T_jup = 2.967 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO338377  

173117 Promachus           Discovered 1973 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Promachus was a Greek warrior in the Iliad who was killed by the Trojan hero Acamas.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20080520/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

Alternate Designations
 1973 SA1 = 1996 RN30 = 1997 TL29 = 2002 EA122 = 2005 LX31 = 2007 VC1 
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