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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 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4133001907473567 1.6192e-05  
a 55.76051412174719 0.001877 au
q 32.7146829990584 0.0002387 au
i .8083858697204592 1.6875e-05 deg
node 319.3549964360622 0.0024276 deg
peri 273.99990306619 0.0029128 deg
M 351.8412039796204 0.00091794 deg
tp 2462447.268819694321
(2029-Nov-06.76881969)
0.24107 TDB
period 152085.7700070594
416.39
7.6793
0.02102
d
yr
n .002367085362314238 1.1952e-07 deg/d
Q 78.80634524443599 0.0026528 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      300  
   data-arc span      7373 days (20.19 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-04-10  
   last obs. used      2020-06-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53842  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-26 01:48:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 31.7039 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 27.3174 au 
 T_jup = 6.055 
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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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