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3709 Polypoites (1985 TL3)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2003709
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 38 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06194632186226419 4.3967e-08  
a 5.235918356204635 9.3148e-08 au
q 4.911572472466646 2.7378e-07 au
i 19.62733602126421 4.5593e-06 deg
node 187.0809390400665 1.3651e-05 deg
peri 246.1221340842024 5.0527e-05 deg
M 269.3507917557144 5.3253e-05 deg
tp 2460102.417905770841
(2023-Jun-06.91790577)
0.00066153 TDB
period 4376.104918737772
11.98
0.00011678
3.197e-07
d
yr
n .08226493804079933 2.1953e-09 deg/d
Q 5.560264239942625 9.8918e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2213  
   data-arc span      17856 days (48.89 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-07-29  
   last obs. used      2020-06-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47781  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 16:00:44  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.97613 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .0908822 au 
 T_jup = 2.880 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 9.1   n/a MPO384785  
diameter diameter 65.297 km 0.893 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  
rotation period rot_per 10.039 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Stephens, R.D.; Coley, D.R.; Warner, B.D.; French, L.M. (2016) Minor Planet Bull. 43, 323-331.]
[Stephens, R.D. Warner, B.D. (2017) Minor Planet Bull. 44, 312-316.]
[Stephens, R.D.; Warner, B.D. (2019) Minor Planet Bull. 46, 73-75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.087   0.017 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759...49G)  

3709 Polypoites (1985 TL3)          Discovered 1985-Oct-14 by Shoemaker, C. at Palomar
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1985 TL3 = 1971 OK1 = 1979 HQ2 = 1985 WK 
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