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47171 Lempo (1999 TC36)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2047171
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .226175741525904 7.8156e-06  
a 39.46964058864577 0.00047826 au
q 30.5425653607479 6.2003e-05 au
i 8.423293262255958 9.5407e-06 deg
node 97.01991651280515 0.00013258 deg
peri 294.4243411837326 0.00050612 deg
M 8.547231394048387 0.00027015 deg
tp 2457050.115380136006
0.075566 TDB
period 90571.83869973225
n .003974745408376746 7.2244e-08 deg/d
Q 48.39671581654365 0.00058643 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      640  
   data-arc span      17013 days (46.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-06-18  
   last obs. used      2021-01-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      1  
   norm. resid. RMS      .41121  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 04:49:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 29.5567 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 25.6125 au 
 T_jup = 5.440 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 4.98   n/a E2021B10  
rotation period rot_per 6.21 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Ortiz, J.L.; Gutierrez, P.J.; Casanova, V.; Sota, A. (2003) Astron. Astrophys. 407, 1149-1155.]
[Ivanova, V.; Borisov, G.; Bel'skaya, I. (2005) Abstr. IAU Symp. 229, p. 54.]

47171 Lempo           Discovered 1999 Oct. 1 by E. P. Rubenstein and L.-G. Strolger at Kitt Peak.
Lempo is the ancient Finnish devil who, with the help of his two demon cohorts, Hiisi and Paha, brought down the hero Väinämöinen. Within the trans-Neptunian triple system, the satellite (47171) Lempo I was discovered on 2001 Dec. 8 by C. A. Trujillo and M. E. Brown using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and is named Paha. The primary was identified as a binary by S. D. Benecchi et al. through re-analysis of the HST data originally obtained by Trujillo and Brown. Lempo refers to the larger component of the central binary and Hiisi to the the smaller component.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2017-10-05Last Updated: 2017-10-09
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