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12759 Joule (1993 TL18)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012759
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07055398390704863 4.0101e-08  
a 3.219208379873652 1.9818e-08 au
q 2.99208040364661 1.2682e-07 au
i 4.820124231131004 4.1544e-06 deg
node 40.37874026132314 5.1195e-05 deg
peri 111.59459462606 5.8689e-05 deg
M 26.92237935328547 2.9349e-05 deg
tp 2458442.726885095637
(2018-Nov-20.22688510)
0.00017184 TDB
period 2109.706598374612
5.78
1.9481e-05
5.334e-08
d
yr
n .1706398417094376 1.5757e-09 deg/d
Q 3.446336356100693 2.1216e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1573  
   data-arc span      11552 days (31.63 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-09-24  
   last obs. used      2019-05-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50808  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 02:05:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.00725 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.54916 au 
 T_jup = 3.180 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.9   n/a MPO435822  
diameter diameter 12.882 km 0.327 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.081   0.026 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

12759 Joule           Discovered 1993 Oct. 9 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
James Joule (1818-1889) was an English physicist who attempted to demonstrate the unity of forces in nature. In 1840 he determined the mechanical equivalent of heat and showed that heat is produced by motion.
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Reference: 20041126/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-12-06

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Alternate Designations
 1993 TL18 = 1987 SP28 = 1990 FH4 = 1996 FD12 
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