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13111 Papacosmas (1993 OW1)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013111
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 13 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09663759577992878 9.4724e-08  
a 1.941551925170847 1.1619e-08 AU
q 1.753925015040444 1.8714e-07 AU
i 27.35509964696248 9.0482e-06 deg
node 127.9934326045742 1.4424e-05 deg
peri 212.7529636007735 3.6519e-05 deg
M 300.0989968767265 3.7568e-05 deg
tp 2457164.919580653457
0.0001035 JED
period 988.1478764793351
n .3643179412403753 3.2704e-09 deg/d
Q 2.12917883530125 1.2742e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      731  
   data-arc span      8179 days (22.39 yr)  
   first obs. used      1992-01-30  
   last obs. used      2014-06-22  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49477  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 14:33:39  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .760259 AU 
 T_jup = 3.760 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO302146  

13111 Papacosmas           Discovered 1993 July 23 by C. S. Shoemaker and D. H. Levy at Palomar.
Constantine Papacosmas (b. 1939) an accomplished amateur astronomer in Montreal has guided thousands of people to learn the night sky. The telescopes he has constructed are among the finest in Canada, including a refractor that won an award at Stellafane in 1979.
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Reference: 20001111/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1993 OW1 = 1992 BV 
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