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12896 Geoffroy (1998 QV102)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012896
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 25 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2879690402077995 4.2986e-08  
a 3.962588193356317 3.2322e-08 au
q 2.821485474576741 1.6965e-07 au
i 6.340485585018446 4.9892e-06 deg
node 47.03954494251126 3.8945e-05 deg
peri 322.40219089893 3.9599e-05 deg
M 268.3815980878634 8.812e-06 deg
tp 2459733.741521776218
7.7202e-05 TDB
period 2881.156430698135
n .1249498278414435 1.5288e-09 deg/d
Q 5.103690912135894 4.1629e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1534  
   data-arc span      17931 days (49.09 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-03-26  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52389  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 03:48:02  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.82482 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .413935 au 
 T_jup = 2.974 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.3   n/a MPO313523  
diameter diameter 14.074 km 0.871 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (  
rotation period rot_per 11.36 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 [Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.118   0.023 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (  

12896 Geoffroy           Discovered 1998 Aug. 26 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire (1772-1844) established in Philosophie anat-omique (2 volumes, 1818-1822) the principle of unity of organic composition among vertebrates (and later also invertebrates). Opposing Cuvier, Geoffroy's concepts created a receptive scientific audience for Darwin's evolution theory.
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Reference: 20030318/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1998 QV102 = 1975 XC1 = 1990 SF17 
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