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125071 Lugosi (2001 TX242)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2125071
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06878120399757184 7.2941e-08  
a 2.306123093672872 1.9053e-08 AU
q 2.147505170723447 1.6275e-07 AU
i 4.82602987419006 8.6101e-06 deg
node 72.07510226271121 7.4609e-05 deg
peri 44.14215231767223 9.3582e-05 deg
M 173.6372217776046 5.7403e-05 deg
tp 2456383.532223631968
0.00020222 JED
period 1279.151999891872
n .2814364516730076 3.4877e-09 deg/d
Q 2.464741016622297 2.0363e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      290  
   data-arc span      6703 days (18.35 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-03-18  
   last obs. used      2014-07-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .61733  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 17:41:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.16695 AU 
 T_jup = 3.580 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.3 mag n/a MPO251167  

125071 Lugosi           Discovered 2001 Oct. 8 by K. Sárneczky on NEAT images taken at Palomar.
Béla Lugosi (1883-1956) was a Hungarian actor best known for his portrayal of Count Dracula in the Broadway stage production (1927) and subsequent film (1931) of Bram Stoker's classic vampire story. Later in his career he played in numerous Grand Guignol films. His last film was released posthumously in 1959.
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Reference: 20080122/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-05

Alternate Designations
 2001 TX242 = 1998 XO72 = 2003 FN41 
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