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20106 Morton (1995 QG)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020106
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1613835906449181 6.8385e-08  
a 2.643899692618866 2.1497e-08 AU
q 2.217217666919039 1.7853e-07 AU
i 13.35002310549858 1.4221e-05 deg
node 323.1385299513706 3.7975e-05 deg
peri 104.0555155921375 6.8957e-05 deg
M 130.7101697920018 5.3122e-05 deg
tp 2456430.371480237134
(2013-May-17.87148024)
0.00023012 JED
period 1570.239465232421
4.30
1.9151e-05
5.243e-08
d
yr
n .2292643943621135 2.7961e-09 deg/d
Q 3.070581718318695 2.4966e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      421  
   data-arc span      7647 days (20.94 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-04-20  
   last obs. used      2014-03-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .60269  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 22:37:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.27486 AU 
 T_jup = 3.337 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9 mag n/a MPO253504  

20106 Morton           Discovered 1995 Aug. 20 by D. D. Balam at the National Research Council of Canada.
Donald C. Morton (b. 1933), was director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory during 1976-1986 and of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa during 1986-2000. With a rocket he made the first ultraviolet spectral observations of stars. He played a leading role in the development of the Gemini Observatory.
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Reference: 20010309/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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