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88611 Teharonhiawako (2001 QT297)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2088611
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .02987513983214417 8.6049e-05  
a 43.89502945799433 0.0085003 AU
q 42.58365931500066 0.011556 AU
i 2.586831603491043 0.00034616 deg
node 304.8356350110757 0.0032042 deg
peri 233.6061201752001 0.37038 deg
M 159.4168865317598 0.39018 deg
tp 2409762.021433705384
103.08 JED
period 106223.7047296267
n .003389074038759193 9.8444e-07 deg/d
Q 45.20639960098799 0.0087542 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      63  
   data-arc span      4463 days (12.22 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-08-01  
   last obs. used      2012-10-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      3  
   fit RMS      .36954  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-10 17:19:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 41.5887 AU 
 T_jup = 5.919 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 5.8 mag n/a MPO253880  

88611 Teharonhiawako           Discovered 2001 Aug. 20 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey.
In the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) creation myth Teharonhiawako was a son of the granddaughter of the Great Spirit creation god. He became a farmer and was loved by the people. The companion object (88611) Teharonhiawako I, discovered 2001 Oct. 11 by J. L. Elliot, S. D. Kern and D. J. Osip, is named for his twin brother Sawiskera. Sawiskera was a skilled hunter but was jealous, cruel and destructive, and he was eventually conquered by his brother. The names were suggested by R. J. Benecchi and S. D. Kern.
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Reference: 20070402/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-07-05
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