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11876 Doncarpenter (1990 EM1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2011876
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1563961290644712 6.1812e-08  
a 2.430342129007588 1.2958e-08 AU
q 2.050246027728496 1.5377e-07 AU
i 5.400076968973504 6.1286e-06 deg
node 234.219543458027 6.6208e-05 deg
peri 91.97392831959435 6.9604e-05 deg
M 42.63508611406589 2.1926e-05 deg
tp 2456836.605570253607
(2014-Jun-28.10557025)
8.3697e-05 JED
period 1383.883558974117
3.79
1.1068e-05
3.03e-08
d
yr
n .2601374932634294 2.0805e-09 deg/d
Q 2.81043823028668 1.4985e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      882  
   data-arc span      8952 days (24.51 yr)  
   first obs. used      1990-02-24  
   last obs. used      2014-08-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5184  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Sep-12 13:59:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.048 AU 
 T_jup = 3.485 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1 mag n/a MPO266021  

11876 Doncarpenter           Discovered 1990 Mar. 2 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.
For the past 42 years, Don Carpenter (b. 1938) has been associated with the Stanford research group devoted to passive and active whistler-mode probing of the earth's ionosphere and magnetosphere. In 1966 he discovered the plasmapause in the electron-density distribution of the magnetosphere.
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Reference: 20010509/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 1990 EM1 = 1995 QR2 
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