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21900 Orus (1999 VQ10)
Classification: Jupiter Trojan          SPK-ID: 2021900
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .03689054267104673 1.1794e-08  
a 5.124360118676092 6.122e-08 au
q 4.935319693056262 1.1876e-07 au
i 8.468362296553932 2.6068e-07 deg
node 258.5562071069138 2.2986e-06 deg
peri 179.6581434627779 1.479e-05 deg
M 272.7261079172538 1.5806e-05 deg
tp 2460027.663868378474
0.00019892 TDB
period 4236.994406822781
n .08496588983461871 1.5226e-09 deg/d
Q 5.313400544295923 6.3479e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2475  
   data-arc span      7635 days (20.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1998-11-10  
   last obs. used      2019-10-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53872  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Ryan S. Park  
   solution date      2019-Oct-14 07:42:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 3.95078 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .0217448 au 
 T_jup = 2.977 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.0   n/a MPO296311  
diameter diameter 50.810 km 0.809 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (  
rotation period rot_per 13.45 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Mottola, S.; Di Martino, M.; Erikson, A.; Gonano-Beurer, M.; et al. (2011) Astron. J. 141, A170.]
[Mottola, S.; Marchi, S.; Buie, M.W.; Hellmich, S.; et al. (2016) DPS 48/EPSC 11, 208.04.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.075   0.014 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[jupiter_trojans] (  

21900 Orus           Discovered 1999 Nov. 9 by T. Kobayashi at Oizumi.
Orus was an Achaean warrior who was killed by Hektor in Homer's Iliad.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2016-02-22Last Updated: 2016-02-25

Alternate Designations
 1999 VQ10 = 1998 VD18 
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