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2223 Sarpedon (1977 TL3)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2002223
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01825227946432938 5.1373e-08  
a 5.248317955814268 8.2092e-08 au
q 5.152524189767088 3.2161e-07 au
i 15.94458635809999 5.0472e-06 deg
node 220.8677283159504 1.2677e-05 deg
peri 50.25619908522638 0.00012004 deg
M 350.5698066054882 0.00011754 deg
tp 2459315.539432892549
0.0014332 TDB
period 4391.659227839368
n .08197357338609232 1.9233e-09 deg/d
Q 5.344111721861448 8.359e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2664  
   data-arc span      15868 days (43.44 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-04  
   last obs. used      2021-03-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42119  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 13:30:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.1547 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .240674 au 
 T_jup = 2.922 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 9.22   n/a E2021B10 IRAS observations used: 11
diameter diameter 77.480 km 0.580 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (  
rotation period rot_per 22.741 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Mottola, S.; Di Martino, M.; Erikson, A.; Gonano-Beurer, M.; et al. (2011) Astron. J. 141, A170.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.051   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (  
B-V BV 0.778   0.026 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=3; phase (min.=5.31, mean=6.23, max.=7.79) deg.
U-B UB 0.244   0.041 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=5.31, mean=6.55, max.=7.79) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T DU   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo

2223 Sarpedon           Discovered 1977 Oct. 4 at the Purple Mountain Observatory.
One of the leaders of the Lycians, Sarpedon was killed by Patroclus in the Trojan War. At the command of Zeus, his body was seized by Apollo and returned to Lycia.
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Reference: MPC 6208Last Updated: 2006-03-21
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