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10773 Jamespaton (1991 AK2)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010773
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07291959887421115 9.2342e-08  
a 3.206304865200437 3.9869e-08 AU
q 2.97250240056159 2.8842e-07 AU
i 21.0978095956291 8.7714e-06 deg
node 216.7111668407039 1.9112e-05 deg
peri 205.87460060949 5.8716e-05 deg
M 74.19909429798486 5.1746e-05 deg
tp 2456568.283092867236
(2013-Oct-02.78309287)
0.00030207 JED
period 2097.034849817846
5.74
3.9114e-05
1.071e-07
d
yr
n .1716709667611249 3.202e-09 deg/d
Q 3.440107329839285 4.2776e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      643  
   data-arc span      8813 days (24.13 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-11-20  
   last obs. used      2015-01-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .6059  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Feb-04 13:30:04  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.99242 AU 
 T_jup = 3.084 
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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.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-07-12Last Updated: 2014-08-13

Alternate Designations
 1991 AK2 = 1995 SF1 
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