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2198 Ceplecha (1975 VF)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002198
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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 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1961606740255467 4.7078e-08  
a 2.594171715873896 1.1071e-08 au
q 2.085297243550063 1.1828e-07 au
i 3.631496078555753 4.5411e-06 deg
node 223.1507486078693 6.8032e-05 deg
peri 181.0958727657361 6.8843e-05 deg
M 236.8089104564026 1.2489e-05 deg
tp 2459522.743811402565
5.4752e-05 TDB
period 1526.147490061667
n .2358880791957096 1.51e-09 deg/d
Q 3.103046188197728 1.3242e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1314  
   data-arc span      16309 days (44.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1975-10-27  
   last obs. used      2020-06-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .53434  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 04:11:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.0944 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.29718 au 
 T_jup = 3.388 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4   n/a MPO324325  

2198 Ceplecha           Discovered 1975 Nov. 7 at the Harvard College Observatory, Agassiz Station.
Named in honor of the Czechoslovak astronomer Zdenek Ceplecha, well known for his work on meteors. His investigation of the Pribram meteorite represents the first time that an accurate orbit could be derived for such an object.
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Reference: MPC 5285Last Updated: 2007-10-23
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