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90482 Orcus (2004 DW)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2090482
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2184289816580147 2.2687e-05  
a 39.459837786342 0.0013065 AU
q 30.84066560228086 0.0019141 AU
i 20.55201335612221 6.8842e-05 deg
node 268.4816268588596 0.00033763 deg
peri 73.39556455008014 0.0046519 deg
M 172.5684164019101 0.0067775 deg
tp 2413600.454656229835
(1896-Feb-10.95465623)
0.62772 JED
period 90538.09874090216
247.88
4.4965
0.01231
d
yr
n .003976226638359523 1.9747e-07 deg/d
Q 48.07900997040313 0.0015919 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      440  
   data-arc span      23135 days (63.34 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-08  
   last obs. used      2015-03-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      2  
   fit RMS      .36775  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 19:06:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 29.8933 AU 
 T_jup = 5.164 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 2.2 mag n/a MPO220118  
rotation period rot_per 13.188 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-May); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Rabinowitz, D.L.; Schaefer, B.E.; Tourtellotte, S.W. (2007) Astron. J. 133, 26-43.]

90482 Orcus I           Discovered 2005 Nov. 13 by T.-A. Suer and M. E. Brown at Palomar.
Vanth is a daimon in Etruscan mythology who guides the dead to the underworld. She often appears on tomb paintings and sarcophagi, where she is depicted with wings and a torch. She is frequently shown in the presence of Charun, a guard of the underworld. The name was suggested by S. Taaffe.
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Reference: 20100330/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-04-05
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