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4946 Askalaphus (1988 BW1)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2004946
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05027992788117809 5.3786e-08  
a 5.317589463215864 9.6598e-08 au
q 5.050221448503658 2.7879e-07 au
i 21.86055699353075 6.0284e-06 deg
node 59.02990218021659 1.5744e-05 deg
peri 205.8504644680892 7.3915e-05 deg
M 52.10200745420226 6.9217e-05 deg
tp 2457952.279755057930
(2017-Jul-17.77975506)
0.00086522 TDB
period 4478.892456960866
12.26
0.00012204
3.341e-07
d
yr
n .08037701361650387 2.1902e-09 deg/d
Q 5.58495747792807 1.0146e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1439  
   data-arc span      25185 days (68.95 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-12-11  
   last obs. used      2019-11-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50775  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 21:09:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.04569 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .304411 au 
 T_jup = 2.853 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456461.5 (2013-Jun-18.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04932017322743031 5.3743e-08  
q 5.058962388656267 2.7667e-07 au
tp 2457932.050675390851
(2017-Jun-27.55067539)
0.00088615 TDB
node 59.0540468042766 1.5742e-05 deg
peri 203.8359283538046 7.5563e-05 deg
i 21.85727496974848 6.028e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1439  
   data-arc span      25185 days (68.95 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-12-11  
   last obs. used      2019-11-24  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50775  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 21:09:59  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = .304411 au 
 T_jup = 2.853 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 2.888324496002379E-15 -1.404572298936452E-14 -1.918136441158064E-12 -6.427799452752413E-16 -9.278928260038899E-14 -4.93351607881324E-16
q -1.404572298936452E-14 7.65441632307292E-14 -9.926242206985684E-12 5.010208095298958E-15 -1.426848595732091E-12 4.610462395631254E-15
tp -1.918136441158064E-12 -9.926242206985684E-12 7.852595435183803E-7 1.122207872350439E-10 6.552861846803125E-8 1.269989758048298E-11
node -6.427799452752413E-16 5.010208095298958E-15 1.122207872350439E-10 2.477970528944301E-10 -2.205570510006732E-10 -1.990282156112134E-11
peri -9.278928260038899E-14 -1.426848595732091E-12 6.552861846803125E-8 -2.205570510006732E-10 5.709751928632711E-9 1.948447704191373E-11
i -4.93351607881324E-16 4.610462395631254E-15 1.269989758048298E-11 -1.990282156112134E-11 1.948447704191373E-11 3.633651169114184E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.2   n/a MPO384798  
diameter diameter 48.209 km 0.430 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  
rotation period rot_per 22.731 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Mottola, S.; Di Martino, M.; Erikson, A.; Gonano-Beurer, M.; et al. (2011) Astron. J. 141, A170.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.069   0.008 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  

4946 Askalaphus (1988 BW1)          Discovered 1988-Jan-21 by Shoemaker, C. S. at Palomar
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29
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