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55636 (2002 TX300)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2055636
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457200.5 (2015-Jun-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1214704032538241 2.7297e-05  
a 43.16089771905548 0.002112 AU
q 37.91812606832476 0.0006939 AU
i 25.88030750622884 6.8344e-05 deg
node 324.7084892262341 0.00020912 deg
peri 339.4840999763659 0.012544 deg
M 72.57980868865658 0.015143 deg
tp 2436319.684840240629
2.8262 JED
period 103570.0368095378
n .003475908777188418 2.5513e-07 deg/d
Q 48.40366936978621 0.0023685 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      343  
   data-arc span      21649 days (59.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-08-27  
   last obs. used      2013-12-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      2  
   fit RMS      .4015  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 18:01:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 36.9149 AU 
 T_jup = 5.265 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 3.3 mag n/a MPO280075  
rotation period rot_per 8.12 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-July); 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:
[Sheppard, S.S.; Jewitt, D.C. (2003) Earth, Moon, and Planets 92, 207-219.]
[Thirouin, A.; Ortiz, J.L.; Duffard, R.; Santos-Sanz, P.; et al. (2010) Astron. Astrophys. 522, A93.]
[Thirouin, A.; Ortiz, J.L.; Campo Bagatin, A.; Pravec, P.; et al. (2012) MNRAS 424, 3156-3177.]

55636 (2002 TX300)          Discovered 2002-Oct-15 by Palomar Mountain/N at Palomar Mountain/
Reference: 20030216/Numbers.arcLast Updated: 2004-04-19
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