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3596 Meriones (1985 VO)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2003596
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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 .07355573097418827 5.09e-08  
a 5.173540524537333 8.552e-08 au
q 4.792996969530403 3.1333e-07 au
i 23.52385122148058 7.8511e-06 deg
node 356.6884787717111 1.0122e-05 deg
peri 66.01046389570891 5.1422e-05 deg
M 308.0720062040786 4.95e-05 deg
tp 2459620.482246247015
(2022-Feb-09.98224625)
0.0005911 TDB
period 4298.136560524236
11.77
0.00010657
2.918e-07
d
yr
n .08375722709845483 2.0768e-09 deg/d
Q 5.554084079544262 9.1811e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3050  
   data-arc span      25602 days (70.09 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-10-13  
   last obs. used      2020-11-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .3518  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Dec-18 02:13:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.87349 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .0465291 au 
 T_jup = 2.829 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 9.3   n/a MPO452214  
diameter diameter 87.380 km 1.087 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  
rotation period rot_per 12.96 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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:
[Gonano, M.; Di Martino, M.; Mottola, S.; Neukum, G. (1991) Adv. Space Res. 11, no. 12, 197-200.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.048   0.008 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  

3596 Meriones (1985 VO)          Discovered 1985-Nov-14 by Jensen, P. and Augustesen, K. at Brorfelde
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1985 VO = 1950 TR4 = 1973 SS5 
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