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15417 Babylon (1998 DH34)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015417
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 38 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05353244541169708 3.6799e-08  
a 3.935757430391629 3.6254e-08 au
q 3.725066710595508 1.3737e-07 au
i 3.184133900576839 4.1527e-06 deg
node 75.76127270431459 7.6155e-05 deg
peri 193.7822280243662 8.6477e-05 deg
M 206.3419918334411 4.1012e-05 deg
tp 2460217.788758503701
(2023-Sep-30.28875850)
0.00032753 TDB
period 2851.943470374259
7.81
3.9405e-05
1.079e-07
d
yr
n .1262297109811778 1.7441e-09 deg/d
Q 4.14644815018775 3.8194e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2140  
   data-arc span      16194 days (44.34 yr)  
   first obs. used      1976-06-29  
   last obs. used      2020-10-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47408  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 02:33:50  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.70907 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .908579 au 
 T_jup = 3.056 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.9   n/a MPO492923  
rotation period rot_per 39.251 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); 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:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

15417 Babylon           Discovered 1998 Feb. 27 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Babylon, one of the most famous cities of antiquity, was the capital of southern Mesopotamia, the region between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. The legendary Hanging Gardens of the city, one of the seven wonders of the world, have inspired many classical authors.
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Reference: 20030806/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1913-Mar-23 04:05 00:05 Jupiter 1.3469880134118 1.34698718274731 1.34698884407713 2.36457418030349 2.08171970471307 2419849.669863046 5.36708782678122 107.320002303339 16.0691096523699 -80.9144701907735 2328646.29603651 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
1937-Apr-11 21:42 00:04 Jupiter 1.34929280925967 1.34929191518658 1.34929370333346 2.44532558542614 2.17350209494063 2428635.403875569 4.26799972104895 96.881551554686 17.0587134168443 -80.0224241439262 2325150.76706494 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
1961-May-12 11:29 00:03 Jupiter 1.33260346215876 1.33260263072779 1.33260429359003 2.43848939824763 2.1621750382993 2437431.978491391 3.11880419224707 85.5873540283005 15.6989503372278 -82.344832760795 2317534.44513811 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
1985-Mar-08 18:55 00:02 Jupiter 1.34717531950292 1.34717466434595 1.34717597465973 2.46561522426222 2.19585499711475 2446133.288255604 1.81725831160983 63.1062916742147 14.1657185034271 -86.8899006809067 2368069.50996135 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2008-Jul-16 17:28 < 00:01 Jupiter 1.41431614592248 1.41431568074052 1.41431661110429 2.6348051519359 2.39675078876571 2454664.227857630 0.480581170155872 48.1924746645686 12.0547626298378 85.7892340928842 2942698.5223149 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2031-May-31 15:32 00:01 Jupiter 1.55440114845633 1.55440068509864 1.55440161181393 3.0118906083613 2.8251809320306 2463018.146901026 1.00586240827722 45.9432373358469 16.8930663893911 87.2951272944231 3432811.17422293 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2053-Dec-28 02:09 00:02 Jupiter 1.67799775551641 1.67799730367303 1.67799820735979 3.29656755085024 3.13971245013674 2471264.589276490 1.95595620346592 52.1554406643798 17.6788162808102 85.6317982035248 3701151.13454826 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2076-Jun-22 00:26 00:03 Jupiter 1.69064056401951 1.69064001481321 1.6906411132262 3.22971298617955 3.07067293251658 2479476.517891477 2.668577256628 86.615400205852 18.3730333432742 -83.5189880972387 3347022.25084742 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2099-Jan-09 13:04 00:03 Jupiter 1.58004788291032 1.58004700211026 1.58004876371155 2.84463026763015 2.64948550701587 2487713.044619919 3.13629903217388 102.849701940804 16.8725333655138 -75.5236776457811 2838869.62906058 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2121-Nov-03 13:51 00:03 Jupiter 1.43423454644537 1.43423352823428 1.43423556465744 2.44328442866758 2.18826176870183 2496046.076845637 3.22017630345926 96.3362452914834 12.2669382717293 -74.561028393752 2525041.68320086 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2145-Feb-25 13:17 00:03 Jupiter 1.35622241063111 1.35622155005076 1.35622327121232 2.27376373085936 1.98012894357277 2504561.053747742 3.04827641776783 90.4831640204479 7.54829052059523 -77.6356870564196 2856522.97153177 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2168-Dec-12 04:22 00:03 Jupiter 1.34182545178166 1.34182464707349 1.34182625649083 2.24894411924365 1.9481418857079 2513251.681645618 3.27580422469006 93.4914376802543 5.50102123834802 -79.3004575126889 2925293.55758543 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33
2193-Jan-08 06:57 00:04 Jupiter 1.35842156979774 1.35842069837801 1.35842244121901 2.24621388452058 1.94895051432041 2522044.789409881 4.1136433243704 111.23006718552 3.87444414698056 -80.992810430799 2539523.35395459 T 38 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2020-Nov-13 02:33:55 2020-Nov-13 02:33

Alternate Designations
 1998 DH34 = 1981 AY2 = 1999 JX27 
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