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13700 Connors (1998 MM36)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013700
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1968648011045442 6.4966e-08  
a 2.204742510129096 1.4985e-08 AU
q 1.770706314385798 1.4746e-07 AU
i 6.094604217610703 7.4101e-06 deg
node 308.0408937229439 5.6505e-05 deg
peri 31.27996887297318 5.9252e-05 deg
M 338.309046043423 2.3146e-05 deg
tp 2457072.546251938302
(2015-Feb-19.04625194)
7.731e-05 JED
period 1195.735823777565
3.27
1.219e-05
3.337e-08
d
yr
n .3010698457312161 3.0694e-09 deg/d
Q 2.638778705872394 1.7935e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      569  
   data-arc span      19968 days (54.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1959-10-29  
   last obs. used      2014-06-30  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49774  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:31:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .765179 AU 
 T_jup = 3.629 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9 mag n/a MPO259441  

13700 Connors           Discovered 1998 June 26 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Martin Gerard Connors (b. 1954), an associate professor at Athabasca University since 1996, was appointed Canada Research Chair in Space Science, Instrumentation and Networking in 2002.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

Alternate Designations
 1998 MM36 = 1959 UN = 1972 TO5 = 1995 UA6 
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