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14424 Laval (1991 SR3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014424
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1240155713765915 5.8422e-08  
a 3.148912548640403 3.5574e-08 au
q 2.758398359705844 1.7862e-07 au
i 21.76244502320773 9.8826e-06 deg
node 19.58299230922158 1.8555e-05 deg
peri 65.08584870001197 4.8376e-05 deg
M 91.53198652514608 4.1137e-05 deg
tp 2457081.568882818424
0.00023433 JED
period 2040.982713010874
n .1763856193906342 2.989e-09 deg/d
Q 3.539426737574962 3.9986e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      743  
   data-arc span      12088 days (33.10 yr)  
   first obs. used      1983-03-11  
   last obs. used      2016-04-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48295  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 13:19:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.84135 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.93822 au 
 T_jup = 3.086 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.6 mag n/a MPO365424  

14424 Laval           Discovered 1991 Sept. 30 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Located in Quebec City, Université Laval was founded as the Séminaire de Québec in 1663 by Monseigneur François de Laval, the first bishop of New France. Granted a royal charter in 1852, it was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

Alternate Designations
 1991 SR3 = 1983 EK2 
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