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20237 Clavius (1998 CC3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020237
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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 .06699770715192525 4.7245e-08  
a 2.149841221729861 6.748e-09 au
q 2.005806789133266 1.0282e-07 au
i 3.661098280426515 4.4921e-06 deg
node 335.1229435593385 4.918e-05 deg
peri 1.536830896526767 5.4949e-05 deg
M 76.0789903044158 2.396e-05 deg
tp 2458357.184237047497
(2018-Aug-26.68423705)
7.6777e-05 TDB
period 1151.35169791833
3.15
5.4209e-06
1.484e-08
d
yr
n .3126759622197877 1.4722e-09 deg/d
Q 2.293875654326456 7.2001e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1625  
   data-arc span      9550 days (26.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-10-14  
   last obs. used      2019-12-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50902  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-14 00:42:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .995044 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.91112 au 
 T_jup = 3.700 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7   n/a MPO452456  
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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