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472235 Zhulong (2014 GE45)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2472235
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 10 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4158220007768699 2.9374e-05  
a 56.02380262042431 0.0032189 au
q 32.72787292367102 0.00040833 au
i .8081480263595422 7.0793e-05 deg
node 319.2981501706292 0.0082105 deg
peri 273.808957389466 0.0086387 deg
M 351.0575679210655 0.0015101 deg
tp 2462405.112681895965
(2029-Sep-25.61268190)
0.39352 TDB
period 153164.2123074131
419.34
13.2
0.03614
d
yr
n .002350418512109413 2.0257e-07 deg/d
Q 79.3197323171776 0.0045574 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      147  
   data-arc span      5812 days (15.91 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-04-10  
   last obs. used      2016-03-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54696  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2017-Apr-09 07:13:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 31.7172 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 27.3318 au 
 T_jup = 6.061 
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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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