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78391 Michaeljager (2002 PT163)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2078391
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2307582544776919 7.7991e-08  
a 3.102319609185405 5.7125e-08 AU
q 2.386433751337866 2.4841e-07 AU
i 14.55317067956706 1.6783e-05 deg
node 319.6365892403109 3.7918e-05 deg
peri 94.64447806142734 5.3172e-05 deg
M 16.60923854749177 3.4743e-05 deg
tp 2456908.417849004411
(2014-Sep-07.91784900)
0.00019211 JED
period 1995.851541515605
5.46
5.5126e-05
1.509e-07
d
yr
n .1803741373101448 4.982e-09 deg/d
Q 3.818205467032945 7.0307e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      197  
   data-arc span      5730 days (15.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1999-02-10  
   last obs. used      2014-10-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .64857  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 15:19:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.45053 AU 
 T_jup = 3.132 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.8 mag n/a MPO266288  

78391 Michaeljäger           Discovered 2002 Aug. 8 by S. F. Hönig at Palomar.
Michael Jäger (b. 1958) is one of the most prolific and recognized comet astrophotographers. Within the last decades he imaged around 300 different comets and discovered comet P/1998 U3 as well as fragment D of comet 141P/Machholz. In 2002 he assisted the discoverer with confirmation of comet C/2002 O4 (Hönig).
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Reference: 20040504/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2004-05-11

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Alternate Designations
 2002 PT163 = 1999 CP23 
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