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13229 Echion (1997 VB1)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2013229
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 16 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07488447308845655 5.8717e-08  
a 5.253520430900862 1.0414e-07 au
q 4.860113321573409 2.9651e-07 au
i 3.838823719259114 6.4478e-06 deg
node 343.0154965493008 7.2754e-05 deg
peri 167.5015179071959 8.1333e-05 deg
M 188.5638949670996 3.9296e-05 deg
tp 2460694.968608295999
0.00051812 TDB
period 4398.190794417881
n .08185183790955743 2.4337e-09 deg/d
Q 5.646927540228314 1.1193e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      913  
   data-arc span      15162 days (41.51 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-03-15  
   last obs. used      2019-09-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52174  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-24 01:14:24  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.87167 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .359312 au 
 T_jup = 2.990 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.6   n/a MPO416854  
diameter diameter 27.554 km 0.554 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (  
rotation period rot_per 8.46 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); 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:
[French, L.M.; Stephens, R.D.; Coley, D.R.; Wasserman, L.H.; et al. (2013) Minor Planet Bull. 40, 198-203.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.053   0.012 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (  

13229 Echion           Discovered 1997 Nov. 2 by J. Ticha and M. Tichy at Klet.
Echion was one of the Achaean warriors who entered Troy in the wooden horse. He died when he jumped from the horse.
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Reference: 20000523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1997 VB1 = 1978 EG9 
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