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58418 Luguhu (1996 BA4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2058418
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1759489530727017 1.1808e-07  
a 3.17111674244146 5.059e-08 au
q 2.613162071537569 3.7693e-07 au
i 28.37242373666643 1.2633e-05 deg
node 20.75048923174506 2.1981e-05 deg
peri 15.41145596849564 4.4655e-05 deg
M 283.0282995250012 3.8724e-05 deg
tp 2458041.506868162913
0.0002278 JED
period 2062.608355524331
n .1745362851051213 4.1767e-09 deg/d
Q 3.729071413345351 5.9492e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      347  
   data-arc span      6728 days (18.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-01-26  
   last obs. used      2014-06-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .62361  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 15:24:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.62349 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.75523 au 
 T_jup = 2.993 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3 mag n/a MPO257247  

58418 Luguhu           Discovered 1996 Jan. 26 by the Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program in Xinglong.
Luguhu Lake is situated at the junction of southwestern Sichuan and northwestern Yunnan. Around the lake live the Mosuo people, who retain the vestiges of their ancient matriarchal society.
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Reference: 20080122/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-05

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Alternate Designations
 1996 BA4 = 2000 RQ6 
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