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472235 Zhulong (2014 GE45)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2472235
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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 .4132904383409408 2.5502e-05  
a 55.75938503983364 0.0029825 au
q 32.7145643550995 0.00036831 au
i .8083691215389347 3.3339e-05 deg
node 319.353010914551 0.0041241 deg
peri 274.0025251166918 0.0047589 deg
M 351.8407235636498 0.0014383 deg
tp 2462447.367081565922
(2029-Nov-06.86708157)
0.35782 TDB
period 152081.1507054175
416.38
12.202
0.03341
d
yr
n .002367157259990248 1.8992e-07 deg/d
Q 78.80420572456778 0.0042151 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      160  
   data-arc span      7317 days (20.03 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-04-10  
   last obs. used      2020-04-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57827  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-22 04:59:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 31.7038 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 27.3173 au 
 T_jup = 6.054 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 6.4   n/a MPO383598  

472235 Zhulong           Discovered 2014 Apr. 4 by Pan-STARRS 1 at Haleakala.
Zhulong ("Torch Dragon") is a mythological creature with a human face and scarlet serpent body. It controlled the day and night of the world by opening and closing its eyes. It is described in classic Chinese literature as shining a torch over "the ninefold darkness." Name suggested by students at the National Dali School.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2019-08-27Last Updated: 2019-09-23

Alternate Designations
 2014 GE45 = 2011 GY61 
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