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96189 Pygmalion (1991 NT3)
Classification: Amor [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2096189
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 178 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3074107002114405 4.4211e-08  
a 1.820525671742767 5.2987e-09 au
q 1.26087660023942 7.8849e-08 au
i 13.99569838264168 5.7272e-06 deg
node 287.2501659874706 1.6622e-05 deg
peri 293.095851521237 1.9201e-05 deg
M 152.3948578240297 7.5552e-06 deg
tp 2458220.694324377161
(2018-Apr-12.19432438)
1.8662e-05 TDB
period 897.2090343238758
2.46
3.9171e-06
1.072e-08
d
yr
n .4012442878167082 1.7518e-09 deg/d
Q 2.380174743246114 6.9276e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      757  
   data-arc span      12298 days (33.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1986-03-19  
   last obs. used      2019-11-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53386  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-20 05:00:09  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .332123 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.733 au 
 T_jup = 3.950 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.4   n/a MPO267984  
diameter diameter 3.605 km 0.165 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[neos] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...743..156M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.041   0.007 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[neos] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...743..156M)  

96189 Pygmalion           Discovered 1991 July 6 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Pygmalion, a vegetation god in ancient Greek mythology, is also the name of the Greek sculptor who fell in love with his statue. The mythical character of Pygmalion has inspired many musicians and writers, notably George Bernard Shaw, and "pygmalionism" is a well-known psychological concept.
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Reference: 20081113/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-11-17

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