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14994 Uppenkamp (1997 UW18)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014994
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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 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 7 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .02292310291913975 7.3712e-08  
a 3.400226248196379 4.7511e-08 AU
q 3.322282511960613 2.3816e-07 AU
i 9.210616485504307 8.3296e-06 deg
node 62.42280209955316 4.5636e-05 deg
peri 103.8072255477211 0.00019071 deg
M 145.1008361068757 0.00018406 deg
tp 2456077.445031189276
(2012-May-29.94503119)
0.0011709 JED
period 2290.130075660635
6.27
4.8e-05
1.314e-07
d
yr
n .1571963111729148 3.2947e-09 deg/d
Q 3.478169984432144 4.86e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      794  
   data-arc span      21704 days (59.42 yr)  
   first obs. used      1955-02-24  
   last obs. used      2014-07-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .56823  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Aug-13 14:25:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.34192 AU 
 T_jup = 3.126 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5 mag n/a MPO302158  

14994 Uppenkamp           Discovered 1997 Oct. 28 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
Wolfgang Uppenkamp (b. 1953) teaches literature in English and German at the Pascal-Gymnasium in Grevenbroich, North-Rhine Westphalia. He uses innovative media to inspire his students.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

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Alternate Designations
 1997 UW18 = 1994 GZ11 = 1999 CL17 
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