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9860 Archaeopteryx (1991 PW9)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2009860
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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 .07571447475071164 5.7507e-08  
a 3.16215125894109 3.2019e-08 AU
q 2.922730637288064 1.8276e-07 AU
i 9.977953475792919 8.0194e-06 deg
node 152.6430860349456 3.5475e-05 deg
peri 153.7494310588691 6.4078e-05 deg
M 63.62832027160258 5.2529e-05 deg
tp 2456637.488532274719
(2013-Dec-10.98853227)
0.00029979 JED
period 2053.867331767764
5.62
3.1195e-05
8.541e-08
d
yr
n .1752790915127649 2.6622e-09 deg/d
Q 3.401571880594116 3.4443e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      833  
   data-arc span      8471 days (23.19 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-08-05  
   last obs. used      2014-10-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53677  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 13:10:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.91316 AU 
 T_jup = 3.177 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3 mag n/a MPO302126  

9860 Archaeopteryx           Discovered 1991 Aug. 6 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Archaeopteryx is the early bird that had a dinosaur-like skeleton, a bird-like skull and teeth in the jaws. It lived during the Upper Jurassic. Feathers were preserved as impressions in rocks.
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Reference: 20021120/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1991 PW9 = 1995 DY10 
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