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3063 Makhaon (1983 PV)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2003063
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05974386593984022 8.1646e-08  
a 5.202292056253652 1.3964e-07 AU
q 4.891487017064938 4.6775e-07 AU
i 12.16616871031197 8.8807e-06 deg
node 287.8766103959136 3.175e-05 deg
peri 204.8735235626303 6.5369e-05 deg
M 69.02530544743759 5.261e-05 deg
tp 2456169.508927805243
0.00064564 JED
period 4334.016112654783
n .0830638351686892 3.3445e-09 deg/d
Q 5.513097095442366 1.4799e-07 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      960  
   data-arc span      30688 days (84.02 yr)  
   first obs. used      1931-02-18  
   last obs. used      2015-02-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .54234  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 13:45:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.91086 AU 
 T_jup = 2.952 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.4 mag n/a MPO263373  
diameter diameter 116.14 km 4.4 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 9
rotation period rot_per 8.64 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:
[Mottola, S.; Di Martino, M.; Erikson, A.; Gonano-Beurer, M.; et al. (2011) Astron. J. 141, A170.]
[French, L.M.; Stephens, R.D.; Lederer, S.M.; Coley, D.R.; Rohl, D.A. (2011) Minor Planet Bul. 38, 116-120.]
[Alkema, M.S. (2013) Minor Planet Bul. 40, 133-137.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0476   0.004 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 9

3063 Makhaon (1983 PV)          Discovered 1983-Aug-04 by Karachkina, L. G. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1983 PV = 1931 DT = 1964 YL = 1971 OE = 1971 QK1 = 1975 VT6 
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