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96189 Pygmalion (1991 NT3)
Classification: Amor [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2096189
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 128 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3073826409455283 5.9304e-08  
a 1.82071160709173 7.1687e-09 au
q 1.261056464903697 1.0818e-07 au
i 13.99337957486763 7.5691e-06 deg
node 287.2708816256282 2.3316e-05 deg
peri 293.0484403537445 2.5926e-05 deg
M 111.1857735418119 1.106e-05 deg
tp 2457323.355101190020
2.7232e-05 JED
period 897.3464895135448
n .4011828253712314 2.3694e-09 deg/d
Q 2.380366749279763 9.3722e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      532  
   data-arc span      10564 days (28.92 yr)  
   first obs. used      1986-03-19  
   last obs. used      2015-02-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .59426  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 20:20:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .332362 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.73068 au 
 T_jup = 3.950 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.4 mag n/a MPO267984  

96189 Pygmalion           Discovered 1991 July 6 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Pygmalion, a vegetation god in ancient Greek mythology, is also the name of the Greek sculptor who fell in love with his statue. The mythical character of Pygmalion has inspired many musicians and writers, notably George Bernard Shaw, and "pygmalionism" is a well-known psychological concept.
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