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13278 Grotecloss (1998 QK42)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013278
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 12 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1856524233976107 4.9927e-08  
a 2.420054390277399 1.5685e-08 AU
q 1.970765427968373 1.1615e-07 AU
i 2.056846058902849 5.3854e-06 deg
node 182.6196505935626 0.00014258 deg
peri 92.71336251678677 0.00014341 deg
M 164.2838365676181 1.6565e-05 deg
tp 2456372.978727333779
(2013-Mar-21.47872733)
6.1006e-05 JED
period 1375.105810040282
3.76
1.3369e-05
3.66e-08
d
yr
n .2617980357376676 2.5452e-09 deg/d
Q 2.869343352586425 1.8597e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      971  
   data-arc span      12938 days (35.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1979-07-30  
   last obs. used      2014-12-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .56542  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jan-08 02:19:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .95716 AU 
 T_jup = 3.489 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.5 mag n/a MPO319250  

13278 Grotecloss           Discovered 1998 Aug. 17 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Kristin Shannon Grotecloss (b. 1988) is a finalist in the 2002 Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge (DCYSC), a middle school science competition, for her behavioral science project. She attends the Southside Fundamental Middle School, St. Petersburg, Florida.
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Reference: 20021021/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

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Alternate Designations
 1998 QK42 = 1979 OP15 = 1990 KU = 1994 NX1 
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