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12620 Simaqian (6335 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012620
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1448387409298337 2.9202e-08  
a 3.098937527710746 1.8039e-08 au
q 2.65009131797691 9.1074e-08 au
i .9181090926334321 4.5541e-06 deg
node 180.0806409241278 0.00024802 deg
peri 59.76159325816302 0.00024865 deg
M 7.150446357640088 1.785e-05 deg
tp 2458560.922504248790
(2019-Mar-18.42250425)
9.8741e-05 TDB
period 1992.588680175481
5.46
1.7399e-05
4.764e-08
d
yr
n .1806694997224896 1.5775e-09 deg/d
Q 3.547783737444583 2.0652e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1438  
   data-arc span      21057 days (57.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2018-05-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54597  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-May-31 13:23:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.63779 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.46185 au 
 T_jup = 3.206 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.8   n/a MPO473937  

12620 Simaqian           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Sima Qian (c. 145 B.C.-c. 85 B.C.) was a Chinese historian, counselor and court astrologer of the Han emperor Wu Di. He wrote a treatise on the Chinese calendar. His Shiji ("Records of the Grand Historian") contains the earliest systematical description of the Chinese constellations.
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Reference: 20080122/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-05

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Alternate Designations
 6335 P-L = 1992 OD8 = 1996 DD7 
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