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48774 Anngower (1997 PO2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2048774
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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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 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06665540293283211 1.0431e-07  
a 2.568902369248203 2.1167e-08 au
q 2.397671146730857 2.7432e-07 au
i 6.478389673921556 6.5666e-06 deg
node 274.8380001517369 5.6003e-05 deg
peri 259.3704465139274 7.6681e-05 deg
M 347.5474163227561 5.4993e-05 deg
tp 2457652.520772098299
0.00022992 JED
period 1503.903000436013
n .2393771406105503 2.9586e-09 deg/d
Q 2.740133591765549 2.2578e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      639  
   data-arc span      8714 days (23.86 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-05-24  
   last obs. used      2016-04-02  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .60161  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 14:31:42  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.41217 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.27841 au 
 T_jup = 3.419 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO359067  

48774 Anngower           Discovered 1997 Aug. 10 by D. D. Balam at National Research Council of Canada.
Ann C. Gower, associate professor of astronomy at the University of Victoria, is an outstanding radio astronomer and gifted teacher who takes a special interest in every student in her classes. She is an active member of the UVic Speakers Bureau, sharing with others her knowledge of galaxies and quasars.
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Reference: 20030318/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1997 PO2 = 2000 CO62 
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