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60558 Echeclus (2000 EC98)
Classification: Centaur          SPK-ID: 2060558
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 62 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4555722640314953 1.7234e-07  
a 10.68463111684942 2.3598e-06 AU
q 5.817009528604967 2.0199e-06 AU
i 4.343380232732271 8.0477e-06 deg
node 173.3382657787382 0.0001106 deg
peri 162.9472387872219 0.0001152 deg
M 356.1978560311608 9.2638e-06 deg
tp 2457135.229836552984
(2015-Apr-22.72983655)
0.00029821 JED
period 12756.68190278523
34.93
0.0042261
1.157e-05
d
yr
n .02822050457504936 9.349e-09 deg/d
Q 15.55225270509388 3.4348e-06 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      603  
   data-arc span      12736 days (34.87 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-09-23  
   last obs. used      2014-08-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .65321  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 15:27:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.80851 AU 
 T_jup = 3.031 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 9.5 mag n/a MPO270421  
rotation period rot_per 26.802 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01) Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Rousselot, P.; Petit, J.-M.; Poulet, F.; Sergeev, A. (2005) Icarus 176, 478-491.]

60558 Echeclus           Discovered 2000 Mar. 3 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
The centaur Echeclus was killed by Ampyx in the battle with the Lapiths.
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Reference: 20060219/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-06-03

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Alternate Designations
 2000 EC98 = 174P = 2002 GJ27 
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