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12050 Humecronyn (1997 HE14)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2012050
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0859125535927146 7.5301e-08  
a 2.912754015322377 2.215e-08 AU
q 2.662511879878599 2.2211e-07 AU
i 1.233037302741175 5.1892e-06 deg
node 313.2813676659999 0.00029826 deg
peri 54.44933470353753 0.00029919 deg
M 24.66452866375684 2.7766e-05 deg
tp 2456876.098831101458
0.00014018 JED
period 1815.74200804751
n .198266052338081 2.2615e-09 deg/d
Q 3.162996150766155 2.4052e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1375  
   data-arc span      14770 days (40.44 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-09-19  
   last obs. used      2015-02-26  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .47216  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:29:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.66145 AU 
 T_jup = 3.277 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.0 mag n/a MPO266022  

12050 Humecronyn           Discovered 1997 Apr. 27 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Through the efforts of Hume Blake Cronyn (1864-1933), Canada's National Research Council was established in 1920. After his death, his widow donated funds for the construction of the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory at the University of Western Ontario in London.
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Reference: 20020427/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1997 HE14 = 1974 SC1 = 1979 SM8 = 1989 ST14 
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