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95962 Copito (2003 WZ87)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2095962
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .03496857865103221 4.0681e-08  
a 3.210685688814396 2.952e-08 au
q 3.098412573781346 1.4294e-07 au
i 21.23848516911746 5.5167e-06 deg
node 214.1344578309777 1.0425e-05 deg
peri 269.0276538348324 9.1207e-05 deg
M 287.2373773998143 9.271e-05 deg
tp 2459625.218284847129
(2022-Feb-14.71828485)
0.00054193 TDB
period 2101.334133942779
5.75
2.898e-05
7.934e-08
d
yr
n .1713197316813791 2.3627e-09 deg/d
Q 3.322958803847446 3.0552e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      623  
   data-arc span      8496 days (23.26 yr)  
   first obs. used      1997-10-29  
   last obs. used      2021-02-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .52872  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 15:08:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.17871 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.76122 au 
 T_jup = 3.084 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.74   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 6.674 km 0.291 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.069   0.015 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

95962 Copito           Discovered 2003 Nov. 19 by J. Manteca at Begues.
Copito de Nieve (1962-2003) represented the first known case of albinism in gorillas. In a 1967 article about the gorilla, Riopelle and Zahl gave it the name "Snowflake". The name stuck and was translated into Spanish as above and into Catalan as "Floquet de Neu". Copito will always be the star of the Barcelona Zoo.
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Reference: 20050407/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-15

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