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24761 Ahau (1993 BW2)
Classification: Apollo [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2024761
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 169 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3058023051948618 3.4698e-08  
a 1.334832333710929 2.6702e-09 au
q .9266375290134898 4.6189e-08 au
i 21.9238887960425 4.5561e-06 deg
node 121.0596946464571 1.076e-05 deg
peri 287.5248594283666 1.3986e-05 deg
M 196.5342134096245 1.571e-05 deg
tp 2459652.277814255622
(2022-Mar-13.77781426)
2.5174e-05 TDB
period 563.2983822037619
1.54
1.6902e-06
4.628e-09
d
yr
n .6390929059508238 1.9177e-09 deg/d
Q 1.743027138408368 3.4867e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      816  
   data-arc span      10387 days (28.44 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-01-28  
   last obs. used      2021-07-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51838  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-09 17:14:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .101044 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.70221 au 
 T_jup = 4.793 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.28   n/a MPO636429  

24761 Ahau           Discovered 1993 Jan. 28 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
Kinich Ahau was a Mayan sun god. He was the patron god of the city Itzamal and supposedly visited the city at noon everyday. He would descend as a macaw and consume prepared offerings. Kinich Ahau is usually shown with jaguar-like features.
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Reference: 20030106/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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