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11552 Boucolion (1993 BD4)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2011552
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1524282704200063 4.0182e-08  
a 5.270689302934485 8.5821e-08 au
q 4.467287248566953 2.5826e-07 au
i 14.67880210482608 3.7117e-06 deg
node 138.3628260450654 1.7923e-05 deg
peri 182.17909231 2.4896e-05 deg
M 285.7374584013119 2.0149e-05 deg
tp 2459912.231288366789
(2022-Nov-28.73128837)
0.00025577 TDB
period 4419.768792532714
12.10
0.00010795
2.956e-07
d
yr
n .08145222451641071 1.9894e-09 deg/d
Q 6.074091357302018 9.8902e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2219  
   data-arc span      10108 days (27.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-01-27  
   last obs. used      2020-09-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45435  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 02:58:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.45453 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .564098 au 
 T_jup = 2.912 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.1   n/a MPO358742  
diameter diameter 51.136 km 0.521 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  
rotation period rot_per 32.44 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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:
[Stephens, R.D.; Coley, D.R.; French, L.M. (2015) Minor Planet Bull. 42, 216-224.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.062   0.007 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  

11552 Boucolion           Discovered 1993 Jan. 27 by E. W. Elst at Caussols.
Boucolion was the father of Pedasos and Aesopos. Both sons died near the Scamander river.
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Reference: 20030106/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1993 BD4 = 1975 NP1 = 1994 CE20 
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