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12711 Tukmit (1991 BB)
Classification: Apollo [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2012711
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 158 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2721959519833557 5.1418e-08  
a 1.186328602637625 2.2974e-09 au
q .8634147592775927 6.1383e-08 au
i 38.48604199973239 9.4822e-06 deg
node 294.9903768415385 6.9754e-06 deg
peri 322.8716861788956 1.3144e-05 deg
M 162.9384920878959 1.5156e-05 deg
tp 2457386.887274565661
1.958e-05 JED
period 471.9608004895411
n .7627752127434952 2.2158e-09 deg/d
Q 1.509242445997658 2.9228e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      922  
   # delay obs. used      0  
   # Doppler obs. used      3  
   data-arc span      8713 days (23.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-01-12  
   last obs. used      2014-11-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53751  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jan-08 02:17:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .111203 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.71822 au 
 T_jup = 5.105 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.8 mag n/a MPO267757  
rotation period rot_per 3.4848 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2000)]
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Sr   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

12711 Tukmit           Discovered 1991 Jan. 19 by J. E. Mueller at Palomar.
Tukmit is Father Sky in the Luiseno creation story. He was made from nothingness and together with Tomaiyavit bore the First People. The First People became all the people, animals, plants and inanimate objects of the earth, the basis of Luiseno existence.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20081113/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-11-17

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