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31196 Yulong (1997 YL18)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2031196
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1507553364101794 6.5538e-08  
a 2.622915322614895 2.5492e-08 AU
q 2.227496840778672 1.7275e-07 AU
i 1.125913389412696 8.5951e-06 deg
node 183.9245127727948 0.00026677 deg
peri 305.4415899944075 0.00026883 deg
M 280.8578680580516 2.9176e-05 deg
tp 2457141.598709689799
(2015-Apr-29.09870969)
0.00012708 JED
period 1551.582355380563
4.25
2.262e-05
6.193e-08
d
yr
n .2320212000037222 3.3826e-09 deg/d
Q 3.018333804451118 2.9335e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      762  
   data-arc span      7771 days (21.28 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-09-21  
   last obs. used      2013-12-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57714  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jan-22 11:47:32  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.24257 AU 
 T_jup = 3.387 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8 mag n/a MPO267817  

31196 Yulong           Discovered 1997 Dec. 24 by the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program in Xinglong.
Yulong ("Jade dragon") is the only Naxi-language autonomous county in China. This ethnic culture thrives in a region where the Yulong Snow Mountain remains the southernmost glacier in the northern hemisphere, enjoying the fame of the Glacial Museum and the Kingdom of Flora.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20080122/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-05

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Alternate Designations
 1997 YL18 = 1992 SV17 
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