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88878 Bowenyueli (2001 SQ266)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2088878
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07902983235937164 6.8958e-08  
a 2.702175540783089 2.5697e-08 AU
q 2.488623060789407 1.8782e-07 AU
i 5.321762057024054 9.2893e-06 deg
node 22.02810777378039 6.6333e-05 deg
peri 289.5693655991503 8.5743e-05 deg
M 57.58701281261659 5.3741e-05 deg
tp 2456740.968058807102
0.00024237 JED
period 1622.440447353325
n .221887959331429 3.1652e-09 deg/d
Q 2.915728020776771 2.7728e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      388  
   data-arc span      8096 days (22.17 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-10-18  
   last obs. used      2014-12-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5666  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jan-08 06:04:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.48191 AU 
 T_jup = 3.356 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO263985  

88878 Bowenyueli           Discovered 2001 Sept. 25 by W. K. Y. Yeung at the Desert Eagle Observatory.
The motto of the Chinese University of Hong Kong is bowenyueli, which means "Through learning and temperance to virtue". These words of Confucius have long been considered a principal precept of his teaching. The University lays equal emphasis on the intellectual and moral aspects of education.
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Reference: 20100527/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-12-06

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Alternate Designations
 2001 SQ266 = 2004 GK71 
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