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20961 Arkesilaos (1973 SS1)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2020961
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01832017432155183 5.1887e-08  
a 5.140855529152961 9.9365e-08 au
q 5.046674159696964 3.3779e-07 au
i 9.204763776752813 6.4531e-06 deg
node 27.88040696444727 3.0399e-05 deg
peri 46.81724467077952 0.00019029 deg
M 299.0617229914167 0.00018911 deg
tp 2459921.174566738613
(2022-Dec-07.67456674)
0.0022415 TDB
period 4257.469307662865
11.66
0.00012344
3.38e-07
d
yr
n .08455727428311674 2.4515e-09 deg/d
Q 5.235036898608956 1.0119e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1008  
   data-arc span      17313 days (47.40 yr)  
   first obs. used      1973-09-19  
   last obs. used      2021-02-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53385  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 03:35:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.06611 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .128978 au 
 T_jup = 2.974 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.83   n/a E2021B10  

20961 Arkesilaos           Discovered 1973 Sept. 19 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Arkesilaos, who was from Boeotia, was one of the first heroes to join the Greek army.
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Reference: 20010705/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1973 SS1 = 1996 RQ28 
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