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12620 Simaqian (6335 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012620
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .144631116578833 2.8558e-08  
a 3.095552426337713 1.7093e-08 au
q 2.647839222488174 8.7943e-08 au
i .9185386567357877 4.4463e-06 deg
node 180.0190089641718 0.00023838 deg
peri 59.27892983573945 0.00023899 deg
M 79.94497524121986 1.7289e-05 deg
tp 2458558.731908579455
(2019-Mar-16.23190858)
9.4765e-05 TDB
period 1989.324687780959
5.45
1.6477e-05
4.511e-08
d
yr
n .1809659339228182 1.4989e-09 deg/d
Q 3.543265630187252 1.9565e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1536  
   data-arc span      21861 days (59.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2020-08-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54686  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-25 00:35:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.63574 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.46487 au 
 T_jup = 3.207 
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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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