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38628 Huya (2000 EB173)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2038628
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2773153887599059 4.6542e-05  
a 39.48221054746175 0.0031611 AU
q 28.53318598039194 0.00045819 AU
i 15.46564743886542 4.6943e-05 deg
node 169.2465079916151 0.00016796 deg
peri 67.50470258156386 0.0041943 deg
M 359.9795555215398 0.0022572 deg
tp 2457005.646051788033
0.56761 JED
period 90615.10897927906
n .003972847398796608 4.7712e-07 deg/d
Q 50.43123511453157 0.0040377 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      149  
   data-arc span      6595 days (18.06 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-04-09  
   last obs. used      2014-04-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      2  
   fit RMS      .64717  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 04:45:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 27.5556 AU 
 T_jup = 5.233 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 4.9 mag n/a MPO233721  
rotation period rot_per 5.28 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); 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.; Noll, K.S.; Ortiz, J.L.; Morales, N. (2014) Astron. Astrophys. 563, A3.]

38628 Huya           Discovered 2000 Mar. 10 by I. Ferrin at Merida.
Huya is one of the most representative gods in the infra-world of the Wayuu Indians of Venezuela. As such it is associated with the rain and winter, and lives in the celestial altitudes beyond the sun.
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