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48373 Gorgythion (2161 T-3)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2048373
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0139649875343358 6.5427e-08  
a 5.267637226836936 1.4333e-07 au
q 5.194074738628755 4.0716e-07 au
i 27.22231761352354 6.8671e-06 deg
node 208.3444504770855 1.2877e-05 deg
peri 33.20761024153886 0.00024595 deg
M 16.39713220676024 0.00024137 deg
tp 2458799.365017652877
(2019-Nov-11.86501765)
0.0029656 TDB
period 4415.930342691969
12.09
0.00018023
4.934e-07
d
yr
n .08152302506215316 3.3272e-09 deg/d
Q 5.341199715045117 1.4533e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      541  
   data-arc span      15594 days (42.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2020-06-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 21:48:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.19688 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .245406 au 
 T_jup = 2.777 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.1   n/a MPO474361  
diameter diameter 20.267 km 0.638 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...742...40G)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.090   0.015 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...742...40G)  

48373 Gorgythion           Discovered 1977 Oct. 16 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Gorgythion, a bastard son of Priam, was killed by Teucer, who had tried to kill Hector, but the arrow hit Gorgythion.
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Reference: 20030318/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 2161 T-3 = 2000 SE303 
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