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2202 Pele (1972 RA)
Classification: Amor [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2002202
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 57 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5130489026801934 6.2729e-08  
a 2.289452119268663 2.475e-09 au
q 1.114851221739032 1.4368e-07 au
i 8.744843071889052 9.0401e-06 deg
node 169.9785967645757 5.0623e-05 deg
peri 217.926953184708 5.1483e-05 deg
M 147.2958789643011 8.3408e-06 deg
tp 2458082.793198842229
(2017-Nov-25.29319884)
2.8797e-05 TDB
period 1265.30660414449
3.46
2.0518e-06
5.618e-09
d
yr
n .2845160207184773 4.6136e-10 deg/d
Q 3.464053016798294 3.7448e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      251  
   data-arc span      16594 days (45.43 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-09-07  
   last obs. used      2018-02-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .58075  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2018-Feb-13 06:27:29  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .142445 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.01099 au 
 T_jup = 3.398 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 17.1   n/a MPO435717  

2202 Pele           Discovered 1972 Sept. 7 by A. R. Klemola at the Lick Observatory,
Named for the goddess of fire in Hawaiian legend. She made her home in the volcano Kilauea, after being driven out of the western sea by her angry sister, the sea goddess.
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Reference: MPC 5360Last Updated: 2006-03-21

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