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42355 Typhon (2002 CR46)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2042355
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5380318404578749 8.5562e-06  
a 38.05452211470715 0.0007687 au
q 17.57997754358636 2.9993e-05 au
i 2.430692915050909 1.7332e-05 deg
node 352.0181617634586 0.00018451 deg
peri 159.3875085538507 0.00027081 deg
M 19.77435946721451 0.00064369 deg
tp 2453890.642586018082
0.012828 TDB
period 85744.8086672378
n .004198504907709384 1.2722e-07 deg/d
Q 58.52906668582795 0.0011823 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      295  
   data-arc span      9563 days (26.18 yr)  
   first obs. used      1989-12-28  
   last obs. used      2016-03-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47348  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2017-Apr-05 18:45:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 16.5916 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 12.1851 au 
 T_jup = 4.692 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 7.6   n/a MPO385085  
diameter diameter 192.000 km 50.000 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[centaurs] (  
rotation period rot_per 5. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 lower-limit; Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Dotto, E.; Pema, D.; Barucci, M.A.; Rossi, A. et al. (2008) Astron. Astrophys. 490, 829-833.]
[Perna, D.; Dotto, E.; Barucci, M.A.; Rossi, A.; et al. (2008) Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc. 40, #47.08.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.050   0.030 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[centaurs] (  

42355 Typhon           Discovered 2002 Feb. 5 by NEAT at Palomar.
The secondary object (42355) Typhon I, discovered 2006 Jan. 20 by K. Noll, W. Grundy, D. Stephens and H. Levison using the Hubble Space Telescope, is named Echidna for the mother of all the major monsters in classical Greek mythology. Half nymph and half snake, Echidna lives, immortal, in a deep cave called Arima.
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Reference: 20061109/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2006-11-13
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