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20947 Polyneikes (2638 T-2)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2020947
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .02313842897007739 6.1938e-08  
a 5.080290195918071 1.2785e-07 AU
q 4.96274026207244 3.2318e-07 AU
i 2.328976376481516 6.947e-06 deg
node 52.29130087581637 0.00017617 deg
peri 39.75016263644185 0.0002827 deg
M 84.03268230777005 0.00021514 deg
tp 2456024.214287719994
(2012-Apr-06.71428772)
0.0025059 JED
period 4182.454335249803
11.45
0.00015789
4.323e-07
d
yr
n .08607386265186764 3.2492e-09 deg/d
Q 5.197840129763701 1.3081e-07 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      829  
   data-arc span      15167 days (41.52 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-09-19  
   last obs. used      2015-03-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52325  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 17:07:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.97947 AU 
 T_jup = 2.998 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.9 mag n/a MPO263534  

20947 Polyneikes           Discovered 1973 Sept. 29 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Polyneikes was the father of Thersander, son of Oedipus and friend of Diomedes' father Tydeus. Polyneikes is a main character in The Seven against Thebes. He fought against his own brother.
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Reference: 20010309/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 2638 T-2 = 1998 SP145 
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