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14060 Patersonewen (1996 BM5)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014060
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05972592353131313 4.1067e-08  
a 2.37837673781993 1.4118e-08 au
q 2.236325990648243 1.0341e-07 au
i 3.411197785850422 5.7122e-06 deg
node 357.1378530914579 7.0494e-05 deg
peri 277.4130753858126 8.8093e-05 deg
M 66.97474099057715 5.2253e-05 deg
tp 2457351.254146738587
0.00019489 JED
period 1339.73653122052
n .2687095496843955 2.3926e-09 deg/d
Q 2.520427484991618 1.4961e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1180  
   data-arc span      7626 days (20.88 yr)  
   first obs. used      1994-09-29  
   last obs. used      2015-08-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .49821  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Sep-02 14:40:20  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.22299 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.53087 au 
 T_jup = 3.535 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1 mag n/a MPO344417  

14060 Patersonewen           Discovered 1996 Jan. 18 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Paterson Ewen (1925-2002) was an artist who studied geology before beginning a career as a teacher at a high school in London, Ontario, and then at the University of Western Ontario. Celestial objects were among his many themes.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26
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