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17776 Troska (1998 FF3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017776
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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 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08164325551932318 7.4516e-08  
a 2.483226241735241 1.6666e-08 au
q 2.280487567168962 1.8294e-07 au
i 7.461957323355842 6.3355e-06 deg
node 320.6211769726501 4.4774e-05 deg
peri 236.1084382931245 5.4396e-05 deg
M 235.3010296295088 3.5205e-05 deg
tp 2458095.588943061366
0.00014229 JED
period 1429.2982449859
n .2518718547811213 2.5356e-09 deg/d
Q 2.68596491630152 1.8026e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      947  
   data-arc span      7998 days (21.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1994-02-08  
   last obs. used      2016-01-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .52254  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-25 19:16:58  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.28924 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.31552 au 
 T_jup = 3.461 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4 mag n/a MPO263506  

17776 Troska           Discovered 1998 Mar. 22 by P. Pravec at Ondřejov.
Jan Matzal, the pseudonym of J. M. Troska (1881-1961), was a great Czech writer of adventure science fiction in the 1930s. His greatest work, the trilogy Zápas s nebem ("Struggle with the Sky") describes a marvelous journey through the whole inner solar system, including visits to and being marooned on minor planets.
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Reference: 20010705/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

Alternate Designations
 1998 FF3 = 1994 CZ7 = 1995 OQ1 
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