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197856 Tafelmusik (2004 QH16)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2197856
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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 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1665030657685741 1.4163e-07  
a 2.46724591024359 4.9705e-08 au
q 2.056441902183056 3.23e-07 au
i 4.169907227441681 1.4788e-05 deg
node 34.68247694540542 0.00010685 deg
peri 210.3694705151806 0.00012707 deg
M 94.98697224036013 5.6511e-05 deg
tp 2457227.010301892073
0.00023051 JED
period 1415.523499144897
n .2543228708089072 7.6853e-09 deg/d
Q 2.878049918304124 5.7981e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      194  
   data-arc span      4928 days (13.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      2001-11-19  
   last obs. used      2015-05-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53744  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jun-04 22:38:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.04444 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.1437 au 
 T_jup = 3.463 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.8 mag n/a MPO338490  

197856 Tafelmusik           Discovered 2004 Aug. 21 by D. D. Balam at Mauna Kea.
Canada's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, under music director Jeanne Lamon, is internationally recognized and the recipient of many awards. With creative leadership by Alison Mackay, Tafelmusik premiered a highly acclaimed multimedia "Galileo Project" program during IYA 2009, based upon Galileo's words and music of the era.
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Reference: 20090409/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-04-10

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Alternate Designations
 2004 QH16 = 2001 WT61 = 2003 EV16 
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