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17305 Caniff (4652 P-L)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017305
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 4 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1380347035874684 7.0059e-08  
a 4.009747302050813 7.1954e-08 AU
q 3.456263021751577 2.636e-07 AU
i 6.682819870387472 7.7183e-06 deg
node 349.1334668842853 6.4696e-05 deg
peri 119.4198124683702 7.2505e-05 deg
M 184.2471390972394 3.3346e-05 deg
tp 2458432.271901229854
(2018-Nov-09.77190123)
0.00029047 JED
period 2932.742498729086
8.03
7.8941e-05
2.161e-07
d
yr
n .1227519975435986 3.3041e-09 deg/d
Q 4.563231582350048 8.1886e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      963  
   data-arc span      19250 days (52.70 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2013-06-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48673  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 21:48:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.47989 AU 
 T_jup = 3.025 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.9 mag n/a MPO263501  

17305 Caniff           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Milton Caniff (1907-1988) was a U.S. master cartoonist who created the comic strips Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon. His attention to detail gained him the title "the Rembrandt of Comics". The name was suggested by F. N. Bowman, who found the identification involving this minor planet.
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Reference: 20040107/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-01-07

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Alternate Designations
 4652 P-L = 1992 SV16 
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