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20969 Samo (1979 SH)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020969
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2762421269044077 4.7843e-08  
a 2.604885770997725 8.4432e-09 au
q 1.885306585274286 1.2463e-07 au
i 5.208571847442919 4.074e-06 deg
node 331.4238774973698 5.2523e-05 deg
peri 50.2608407663607 5.2856e-05 deg
M 229.1495360677967 6.4665e-06 deg
tp 2459558.654226961334
(2021-Dec-10.15422696)
2.8711e-05 TDB
period 1535.611840170392
4.20
7.466e-06
2.044e-08
d
yr
n .2344342434609349 1.1398e-09 deg/d
Q 3.324464956721165 1.0776e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1182  
   data-arc span      14890 days (40.77 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-09-17  
   last obs. used      2020-06-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51031  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 01:59:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .893037 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.17097 au 
 T_jup = 3.352 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6   n/a MPO435894  
diameter diameter 3.189 km 0.726 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.302   0.076 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

20969 Samo           Discovered 1979 Sept. 17 by A. Mrkos at Klet.
Samo (c. 600-c. 659) was a French merchant. Around the year 623 he organized the Slavic tribes into a kingdom and led this kingdom to defeat the Avars. Samo ruled over this Slavic kingdom, centered in Bohemia, until his death. This kingdom is the earliest state known to have been established in Bohemia.
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Reference: 20011230/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 1979 SH = 1998 EN1 
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