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14959 TRIUMF (1996 JT3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014959
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer

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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 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2282024818834165 6.7962e-08  
a 2.45157889963859 1.6522e-08 au
q 1.892122510208049 1.7111e-07 au
i 4.948865377530148 7.0657e-06 deg
node 178.0221970886409 5.8997e-05 deg
peri 168.1399875178544 6.0115e-05 deg
M 354.57786486548 1.4099e-05 deg
tp 2457621.617138848212
5.5009e-05 JED
period 1402.062065358182
n .2567646674814154 2.5956e-09 deg/d
Q 3.011035289069132 2.0292e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      822  
   data-arc span      13344 days (36.53 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-12-22  
   last obs. used      2015-07-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .57194  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Sep-02 14:42:25  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .88463 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.40693 au 
 T_jup = 3.454 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6 mag n/a MPO337385  

14959 TRIUMF           Discovered 1996 May 9 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
The Tri-University Meson Facility (TRIUMF) is a major high-energy physics laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia. Opened in 1974, the laboratory involves eleven Canadian universities and offers researchers and cancer therapists a variety of beams, including protons and mesons, from its cyclotron.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

Alternate Designations
 1996 JT3 = 1978 YJ1 = 1989 RE2 = 1993 SQ8 
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