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14071 Gadabird (1996 JK13)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014071
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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 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 45 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05084149021385807 5.5227e-08  
a 2.856240238090777 2.5216e-08 au
q 2.711024727977457 1.5967e-07 au
i 3.051055625448647 5.8297e-06 deg
node 120.9963314130446 0.00013432 deg
peri 187.1566802557501 0.00015549 deg
M 346.6675549011863 8.0411e-05 deg
tp 2457665.797691804856
0.00039414 JED
period 1763.155135875256
n .2041794239627647 2.7038e-09 deg/d
Q 3.001455748204096 2.6498e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      828  
   data-arc span      6978 days (19.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1996-05-11  
   last obs. used      2015-06-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .53948  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Jul-06 12:13:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.69576 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.12189 au 
 T_jup = 3.300 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.0 mag n/a MPO253462  

14071 Gadabird           Discovered 1996 May 11 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Bonnie Bird (b. 1947) and Andreas Gada (b. 1952) are amateur astronomers in Toronto who were married in 1982. It is because of their hard work and leadership that the annual "Starfest" event has become such a tremendous success since it was first held in 1982.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

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Alternate Designations
 1996 JK13 = 1998 YR18 
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