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148780 Altjira (2001 UQ18)
Classification: TransNeptunian Object          SPK-ID: 2148780
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05799838675378807 0.0002437  
a 44.40801985692994 0.0068255 AU
q 41.83242634629782 0.012645 AU
i 5.203560209532356 0.00049415 deg
node 1.963256172538667 0.0073474 deg
peri 301.4399098379043 0.14881 deg
M 118.5414981208108 0.17232 deg
tp 2421208.003548959881
(1916-Dec-10.50354896)
45.773 JED
period 108091.2501149248
295.94
24.921
0.06823
d
yr
n .003330519349320513 7.6785e-07 deg/d
Q 46.98361336756206 0.0072214 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      70  
   data-arc span      2539 days (6.95 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-10-20  
   last obs. used      2008-10-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      3  
   fit RMS      .3195  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-11 08:11:02  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 40.8195 AU 
 T_jup = 5.926 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 5.7 mag n/a MPO157315  

148780 Altjira           Discovered 2001 Oct. 20 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey at Kitt Peak.
According to the mythology of the Arrernte in central Australia, Altjira was the central god of the Dreamtime who created the earth and then retired to the sky.
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Reference: 20080819/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-08-25
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