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14463 McCarter (1993 GA1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014463
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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 .1188239523674672 6.2375e-08  
a 2.312026496384196 1.2056e-08 au
q 2.037302370105518 1.4639e-07 au
i 7.120582206937058 6.9221e-06 deg
node 7.39244752220658 3.9177e-05 deg
peri 14.39300980378047 4.4444e-05 deg
M 33.09142712763668 2.1805e-05 deg
tp 2457482.467764195696
7.753e-05 JED
period 1284.066858937671
n .2803592332394854 2.1929e-09 deg/d
Q 2.586750622662874 1.3489e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      906  
   data-arc span      8294 days (22.71 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-03-19  
   last obs. used      2015-12-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .55011  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 13:27:35  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.03915 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.87451 au 
 T_jup = 3.564 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7 mag n/a MPO302155  

14463 McCarter           Discovered 1993 Apr. 15 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
David Graham McCarter (b. 1946), an amateur astronomer in London, Ontario, is an indefatigable observer and a respected telescope maker who served as president of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, London Centre, beginning in 2000.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

Alternate Designations
 1993 GA1 = 1996 FO15 
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