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15017 Cuppy (1998 SS25)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2015017
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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 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1615477861605998 6.5204e-08  
a 2.326026712326032 1.6036e-08 AU
q 1.950262246399343 1.5266e-07 AU
i 6.211484527016429 6.7775e-06 deg
node 63.83679831920352 8.1123e-05 deg
peri 347.8752527771724 8.6477e-05 deg
M 176.6504289879936 3.3548e-05 deg
tp 2456364.682218476229
0.00011713 JED
period 1295.747780856592
n .2778318476162169 2.8732e-09 deg/d
Q 2.701791178252721 1.8627e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      460  
   data-arc span      8293 days (22.70 yr)  
   first obs. used      1991-10-14  
   last obs. used      2014-06-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .63483  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:40:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .961413 AU 
 T_jup = 3.549 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.6 mag n/a MPO250360  

15017 Cuppy           Discovered 1998 Sept. 22 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
William ("Will") Jacob Cuppy (1884-1949) was an American humorist and journalist. A gentle satirist, he is well known for his books The Decline and Fall of Practically Everybody, How to Attract the Wombat, How to Become Extinct and How to Tell Your Friends from the Apes. The name was suggested by M. Walter.
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