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114703 North Dakota (2003 FA120)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2114703
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07742767095039142 6.431e-08  
a 2.917050464009723 3.3351e-08 au
q 2.691190040536692 1.8013e-07 au
i 3.034250333821801 7.2551e-06 deg
node 64.22887321946621 0.00012816 deg
peri 195.1833577194457 0.00013749 deg
M 174.1776475143312 4.985e-05 deg
tp 2456720.050887181679
0.00025254 JED
period 1819.760946010689
n .1978281822066784 3.3927e-09 deg/d
Q 3.142910887482754 3.5933e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      399  
   data-arc span      20232 days (55.39 yr)  
   first obs. used      1960-09-26  
   last obs. used      2016-02-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .64743  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Feb-26 06:07:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.6759 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.88874 au 
 T_jup = 3.275 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.2 mag n/a MPO366520  

114703 North Dakota           Discovered 2003 Mar. 24 by V. Reddy at the Goodricke-Pigott Observatory.
North Dakota became the 39th U.S. state when the Dakota Territory was divided in 1889. The name was derived from the indigenous people in the region. Located in the Upper Great Plains, the state is known for its agriculture, energy and hospitality. The state capital is Bismark, located on the banks of the Missouri River.
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Reference: 20081212/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-12-12

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Alternate Designations
 2003 FA120 = 2000 TK11 
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