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17305 Caniff (4652 P-L)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017305
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1363055624833805 4.2847e-08  
a 4.005130616409975 3.3135e-08 au
q 3.459209034920805 1.778e-07 au
i 6.683880500085371 4.8032e-06 deg
node 349.0971762811153 3.8883e-05 deg
peri 119.3070369764483 4.2544e-05 deg
M 69.84339136415561 1.6341e-05 deg
tp 2458432.502700118065
0.00013217 TDB
period 2927.678968098295
n .1229643017293805 1.5259e-09 deg/d
Q 4.551052197899145 3.7651e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1814  
   data-arc span      21654 days (59.29 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-24  
   last obs. used      2020-01-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47282  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-29 00:26:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.48293 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .631502 au 
 T_jup = 3.026 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.0   n/a MPO502301  
diameter diameter 25.368 km 0.254 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (  
rotation period rot_per 16.85 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D.; Stephens, R.D. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 35-39.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.048   0.009 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (  

17305 Caniff           Discovered 1960 Sept. 24 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.
Milton Caniff (1907-1988) was a U.S. master cartoonist who created the comic strips Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon. His attention to detail gained him the title "the Rembrandt of Comics". The name was suggested by F. N. Bowman, who found the identification involving this minor planet.
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Reference: 20040107/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-01-07

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Alternate Designations
 4652 P-L = 1992 SV16 
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