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114987 Tittel (2003 QW68)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2114987
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09717234394430091 8.5556e-08  
a 3.14106301185075 4.9503e-08 au
q 2.835838556512468 2.8058e-07 au
i 2.55957957955899 8.256e-06 deg
node 118.241436291332 0.00019408 deg
peri 87.13938377764657 0.00020003 deg
M 253.5893195811318 5.4426e-05 deg
tp 2458201.529957563885
0.00031643 JED
period 2033.355898780936
n .177047215500165 4.1854e-09 deg/d
Q 3.446287467189033 5.4313e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      309  
   data-arc span      7193 days (19.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-05-22  
   last obs. used      2016-01-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .62664  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-26 06:08:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.83283 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.51548 au 
 T_jup = 3.202 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO302610  

114987 Tittel           Discovered 2003 Aug. 26 by K. Sárneczky and B. Sipőcz at Piszkesteto.
Hungarian astronomer and professor Pál Tittel (1784-1831), director of the Eger and Buda observatories, was a catholic priest and member of the Hungarian Academy of Science. For several years in his youth he was a pupil of Gauss in Göttingen. This minor planet was discovered on the 172nd anniversary of his death.
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Reference: 20091202/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2010-04-12

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Alternate Designations
 2003 QW68 = 2001 FP99 
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