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20237 Clavius (1998 CC3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020237
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06735717593963529 4.58e-08  
a 2.149358864609964 6.1208e-09 au
q 2.004584121409016 9.9084e-08 au
i 3.661692740560469 4.2519e-06 deg
node 335.1169306394127 4.2195e-05 deg
peri 1.589812706893468 4.6811e-05 deg
M 263.6551562870718 2.0877e-05 deg
tp 2459508.526302036025
(2021-Oct-21.02630204)
6.6948e-05 TDB
period 1150.964228696849
3.15
4.9164e-06
1.346e-08
d
yr
n .3127812237984158 1.3361e-09 deg/d
Q 2.294133607810912 6.533e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1923  
   data-arc span      9738 days (26.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-10-14  
   last obs. used      2020-06-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48326  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 03:15:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .992836 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.91065 au 
 T_jup = 3.701 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.74   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 3.639 km 0.106 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.193   0.042 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

20237 Clavius           Discovered 1998 Feb. 6 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
Christopher Clavius (1538-1612) was a German mathematician and astronomer. He figured out where to place the leap years in the Gregorian calendar. Pope Gregory XII revised the Julian calendar with the assistance of Clavius.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2018-05-29Last Updated: 2018-09-17

Alternate Designations
 1998 CC3 = 1993 TB12 
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