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10208 Germanicus (1997 QN1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010208
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2013663419173844 3.1855e-08  
a 2.235190802041515 6.5945e-09 au
q 1.78509860674703 7.1882e-08 au
i 4.561975078833838 3.4318e-06 deg
node 223.6281727558439 4.4342e-05 deg
peri 114.9669557692523 4.5088e-05 deg
M 168.0660048034529 7.8915e-06 deg
tp 2458030.666857645178
2.6489e-05 TDB
period 1220.591466356564
n .2949389782927054 1.3052e-09 deg/d
Q 2.685282997335999 7.9224e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1890  
   data-arc span      11575 days (31.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-08-26  
   last obs. used      2019-05-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4977  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 01:47:33  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .781412 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.71851 au 
 T_jup = 3.608 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5   n/a MPO332915  
diameter diameter 3.552 km 0.202 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.3484 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Oey, J.; Pravec, P.; Kusnirak, P.; Krugly, Yu.; et al. (2007) CBET 1087.]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2007)]
geometric albedo albedo 0.267   0.027 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

10208 Germanicus           Discovered 1997 Aug. 30 by A. Vagnozzi at the Santa Lucia Observatory, Stroncone.
Germanicus (15 B.C.-19 A.D.), a Roman general and nephew of Tiberius, also wrote several poems, including Aratea, the Latin version of Aratus' Phaenomena, an important astronomical work in which he described the constellations. In 1963, in Amelia, near Terni, a 2-meter bronze statue of Germanicus was found.
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Reference: 20100527/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-12-06

Alternate Designations
 1997 QN1 = 1987 QJ7 = 1994 WP12 
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