Skip Page Navigation
NASA JPL Caltech
NASA Logo - Jet Propulsion Laboratory + View the NASA Portal
+ Near-Earth Object (NEO) Program
Search JPL
JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars & Galaxies Technology
JPL Solar System Dynamics
BODIES ORBITS EPHEMERIDES TOOLS PHYSICAL DATA DISCOVERY FAQ SITE MAP
JPL Small-Body Database Browser
Search: [ help ]  
10773 Jamespaton (1991 AK2)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010773
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]

[ show orbit diagram ]
Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07291961127516801 8.2916e-08  
a 3.206304863478185 3.9379e-08 AU
q 2.972502359203675 2.543e-07 AU
i 21.09780778778534 8.1339e-06 deg
node 216.7111638468138 1.8564e-05 deg
peri 205.8746072283711 5.6923e-05 deg
M 74.19909157294914 5.0651e-05 deg
tp 2456568.283109089078
(2013-Oct-02.78310909)
0.00029544 JED
period 2097.034848128227
5.74
3.8633e-05
1.058e-07
d
yr
n .1716709668994434 3.1626e-09 deg/d
Q 3.440107367752695 4.2251e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      670  
   data-arc span      8894 days (24.35 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-11-20  
   last obs. used      2015-03-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .60019  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Apr-07 16:39:01  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.99242 AU 
 T_jup = 3.084 
[ show covariance matrix ]

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]

Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.5 mag n/a MPO279629  

10773 Jamespaton           Discovered 1991 Jan. 7 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.
James Paton (1903-1973) was a Scottish meteorologist. He was involved in auroral studies during the IGY and later at the University of Edinburgh Balfour Stewart Auroral Laboratory, until his death. He was also a pioneer in the study of noctilucent clouds.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-07-12Last Updated: 2014-08-13

Alternate Designations
 1991 AK2 = 1995 SF1 
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]
ABOUT SSD CREDITS/AWARDS PRIVACY/COPYRIGHT GLOSSARY LINKS
FirstGov 2015-Apr-18 20:47 UT
(server date/time)  
NASA Home Page
Site Manager:   Ryan S. Park
Webmaster  Alan B. Chamberlin