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24761 Ahau (1993 BW2)
Classification: Apollo [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2024761
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 135 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3057524258770291 3.5217e-08  
a 1.334945412820365 3.0351e-09 au
q .9267826144371265 4.7029e-08 au
i 21.92363345641563 5.4503e-06 deg
node 121.0613218875592 1.0922e-05 deg
peri 287.5272541342247 1.4522e-05 deg
M 303.4601914645889 1.5767e-05 deg
tp 2459088.980082846909
(2020-Aug-27.48008285)
2.4895e-05 TDB
period 563.3699626863362
1.54
1.9213e-06
5.26e-09
d
yr
n .6390117042864688 2.1793e-09 deg/d
Q 1.743108211203604 3.9631e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      669  
   data-arc span      9571 days (26.20 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-01-28  
   last obs. used      2019-04-13  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51577  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Apr-16 07:29:44  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .100864 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.70103 au 
 T_jup = 4.793 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.3   n/a MPO337468  

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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