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12137 Williefowler (4004 P-L)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012137
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .02531255214705084 5.6042e-08  
a 2.651100221636218 1.9505e-08 AU
q 2.583994109028993 1.5154e-07 AU
i 5.324265030965647 6.9299e-06 deg
node 341.9029210753229 6.852e-05 deg
peri 330.8396569170117 0.00016549 deg
M 247.557962629241 0.00015422 deg
tp 2457492.951938381731
(2016-Apr-14.45193838)
0.00067639 JED
period 1576.658534146467
4.32
1.74e-05
4.764e-08
d
yr
n .2283309874670409 2.5199e-09 deg/d
Q 2.718206334243443 1.9999e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      798  
   data-arc span      19970 days (54.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2015-05-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53036  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 16:13:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.57262 AU 
 T_jup = 3.384 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3 mag n/a MPO337361  

12137 Williefowler           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
William Alfred Fowler (1911-1995) was a nuclear astrophysicist who measured in the laboratory at Caltech the nuclear reactions that occur at lower energies in stars. He also worked on theories of supernovae and early nucleosynthesis.
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Reference: 20071124/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2007-11-26

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Alternate Designations
 4004 P-L = 1987 YH5 = 1990 QM8 
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