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174567 Varda (2003 MW12)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2174567
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 3 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1409263964073678 5.4464e-05  
a 45.68369851109893 0.0066093 AU
q 39.24565950536913 0.0080494 AU
i 21.50015692604381 0.00011771 deg
node 183.9940742292086 0.00063214 deg
peri 183.9401869478619 0.041128 deg
M 264.6916470882072 0.03877 deg
tp 2486859.054258766160
(2096-Sep-07.55425877)
5.8135 JED
period 112782.1350884535
308.78
24.475
0.06701
d
yr
n .003191994899880703 6.9271e-07 deg/d
Q 52.12173751682874 0.0075408 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      73  
   data-arc span      12837 days (35.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      1980-03-19  
   last obs. used      2015-05-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      3  
   fit RMS      .49016  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 22:12:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 38.2452 AU 
 T_jup = 5.573 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 3.4 mag n/a MPO186748  
rotation period rot_per 5.91 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-May); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Thirouin, A.; Ortiz, J.L.; Duffard, R.; Santos-Sanz, P.; et al. (2010) Astron. Astrophys. 522, A93.]
[Thirouin, A.; Noll, K.S.; Ortiz, J.L.; Morales, N. (2014) Astron. Astrophys. 563, A3.]

174567 Varda           Discovered 2003 June 21 by J. A. Larsen at Kitt Peak.
In J.R.R. Tolkien's mythology, Varda is the queen of the stars, the star-kindler. She is the deity who, prior to the birth of the first humans, created the stars and constellations. She also set the vessels of the Sun and Moon upon their appointed courses above the girdle of the Earth. Ilmarë is Varda's handmaid. Ilmarë: Secondary discovered in 2009 by K. S. Noll et al. using the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-01-16Last Updated: 2014-01-21
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