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48373 Gorgythion (2161 T-3)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2048373
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 22 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .01444743505870825 6.3268e-08  
a 5.273345638685431 1.3827e-07 au
q 5.1971593200284 3.9231e-07 au
i 27.20978904933421 6.2607e-06 deg
node 208.2826236525615 1.2353e-05 deg
peri 38.43534151225611 0.00022845 deg
M 43.58023513359036 0.00022265 deg
tp 2458861.055019041719
(2020-Jan-12.55501904)
0.0027488 TDB
period 4423.110443394726
12.11
0.00017396
4.763e-07
d
yr
n .08139068752796073 3.2011e-09 deg/d
Q 5.349531957342461 1.4027e-07 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      607  
   data-arc span      15655 days (42.86 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-10-07  
   last obs. used      2020-08-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50818  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 10:08:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 4.20371 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .240545 au 
 T_jup = 2.777 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.12   n/a E2021B10  
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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