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90482 Orcus (2004 DW)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2090482
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 34 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2270108684381712 1.2585e-05  
a 39.17433326365287 0.00064745 au
q 30.28133384898469 0.00099272 au
i 20.5923169846859 2.8801e-05 deg
node 268.799222195121 0.00019607 deg
peri 72.31068066733981 0.0019571 deg
M 181.7344909032199 0.0030531 deg
tp 2503347.645455861108
(2141-Oct-31.14545586)
1.8106 TDB
period 89557.27019208545
245.19
2.2202
0.006079
d
yr
n .004019774153766187 9.9655e-08 deg/d
Q 48.06733267832105 0.00079443 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      844  
   data-arc span      25008 days (68.47 yr)  
   first obs. used      1951-11-08  
   last obs. used      2020-04-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      2  
   norm. resid. RMS      .36956  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 16:32:20  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 29.3329 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 25.6547 au 
 T_jup = 5.136 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 2.2   n/a MPO220118  
rotation period rot_per 13.188 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:
[Rabinowitz, D.L.; Schaefer, B.E.; Tourtellotte, S.W. (2007) Astron. J. 133, 26-43.]

90482 Orcus           Discovered 2004 Feb. 17 by M. Brown, C. Trujillo and D. Rabinowitz
Orcus was the Roman god of death, the counterpart of the Greek Pluto. Orcus collected the dead and carried them back to the underworld that he ruled.
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Reference: 20041126/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2016-05-31
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