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184878 Gotlib (2005 UK187)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2184878
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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 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1309147451116826 6.7936e-08  
a 2.954301360063545 5.3338e-08 au
q 2.567539750527728 2.0923e-07 au
i 3.148003305970954 1.0074e-05 deg
node 60.79801950687373 0.00012745 deg
peri 260.1375308393088 0.00013513 deg
M 124.2531845799617 4.0329e-05 deg
tp 2456960.344256827189
0.0002123 JED
period 1854.729666054592
n .1940983673193718 5.2564e-09 deg/d
Q 3.341062969599361 6.032e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      183  
   data-arc span      4204 days (11.51 yr)  
   first obs. used      2004-08-03  
   last obs. used      2016-02-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .61181  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-26 09:05:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.5566 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.95002 au 
 T_jup = 3.253 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.4 mag n/a MPO260280  

184878 Gotlib           Discovered 2005 Oct. 26 by J.-C. Merlin at Nogales.
Marcel Gotlieb (Gotlib, b. 1934) is a cartoonist, born in Paris. He contributed to many comic strip magazines, including Pilote, in which he created the Rubrique-à-Brac in 1968. He established the magazines L´Echo des Savanes in 1972 and Fluide Glacial in 1975.
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