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31196 Yulong (1997 YL18)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2031196
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1508973140742239 6.129e-08  
a 2.623306223647168 2.2638e-08 AU
q 2.227456360504615 1.6507e-07 AU
i 1.125892765975163 7.7967e-06 deg
node 183.9209441626449 0.00025889 deg
peri 305.4187514491856 0.00026055 deg
M 327.2941581159844 2.5687e-05 deg
tp 2457141.492088361895
(2015-Apr-28.99208836)
0.00011101 JED
period 1551.929223845749
4.25
2.0089e-05
5.5e-08
d
yr
n .2319693414290531 3.0027e-09 deg/d
Q 3.019156086789721 2.6054e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      776  
   data-arc span      8154 days (22.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-09-21  
   last obs. used      2015-01-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55284  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 14:24:42  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.24279 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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