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37117 Narcissus (2000 VU2)
Classification: Centaur          SPK-ID: 2037117
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .553517734740977 4.8705e-08  
a 6.877619170450073 5.6744e-08 au
q 3.070734986811431 3.3635e-07 au
i 13.80421503414797 7.4562e-06 deg
node 248.5103020156313 2.6299e-05 deg
peri 180.1208672572618 2.8717e-05 deg
M 27.52717102890057 4.0256e-06 deg
tp 2458496.750423904062
(2019-Jan-13.25042390)
7.2537e-05 TDB
period 6588.030684451365
18.04
8.1532e-05
2.232e-07
d
yr
n .05464455422917932 6.7627e-10 deg/d
Q 10.68450335408872 8.8153e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      533  
   data-arc span      13115 days (35.91 yr)  
   first obs. used      1984-03-07  
   last obs. used      2020-02-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43813  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-23 04:24:55  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.08498 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.28412 au 
 T_jup = 2.616 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.3   n/a MPO493110  
diameter diameter 11.2 km 1.6 Fernandez et al. (2005) Astron.J. 130:308-318  
geometric albedo albedo 0.088   0.044 Fernandez et al. (2005) Astron.J. 130:308-318  

37117 Narcissus           Discovered 2000 Nov. 1 by W. K. Y. Yeung at the Desert Beaver Observatory.
In Greek mythology Narcissus was a hero from the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. In the various stories, he became obsessed with his own reflection in a pool and, for one reason or another, died as a result.
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Reference: 20090409/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-04-10

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Alternate Designations
 2000 VU2 = 2000 VW55 
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