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20237 Clavius (1998 CC3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020237
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06723837893798842 4.5794e-08  
a 2.149548703639452 6.1598e-09 au
q 2.005016533358481 9.9053e-08 au
i 3.661625109932817 4.2531e-06 deg
node 335.1163254172142 4.2395e-05 deg
peri 1.565963047700806 4.7051e-05 deg
M 201.1198014064551 2.0947e-05 deg
tp 2459508.526813202129
(2021-Oct-21.02681320)
6.7287e-05 TDB
period 1151.116717953278
3.15
4.948e-06
1.355e-08
d
yr
n .3127397894455842 1.3443e-09 deg/d
Q 2.294080873920424 6.574e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1896  
   data-arc span      9693 days (26.54 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-10-14  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48003  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 05:10:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .995171 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.91142 au 
 T_jup = 3.701 
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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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