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472235 Zhulong (2014 GE45)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2472235
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4115515804867731 1.6002e-05  
a 55.58904500572981 0.0018307 au
q 32.71128567587134 0.00022494 au
i .8083629910592813 1.6293e-05 deg
node 319.3497694366761 0.0023634 deg
peri 274.092898182644 0.0028032 deg
M 352.2410022200629 0.00085993 deg
tp 2462463.261832988852
(2029-Nov-22.76183299)
0.2265 TDB
period 151384.7913339016
414.47
7.4783
0.02047
d
yr
n .002378046016564284 1.1747e-07 deg/d
Q 78.46680433558826 0.0025841 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      304  
   data-arc span      7644 days (20.93 yr)  
   first obs. used      2000-04-10  
   last obs. used      2021-03-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53636  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-14 16:28:31  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 31.6992 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 27.3132 au 
 T_jup = 6.051 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 6.56   n/a E2021B25  

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.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: MPC batch dated 2019-08-27Last Updated: 2019-09-23

Alternate Designations
 2014 GE45 = 2011 GY61 
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