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10683 Carter (1980 LY)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2010683
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1574698420562117 3.6584e-08  
a 2.166477612200153 6.1343e-09 au
q 1.825322724788676 7.9232e-08 au
i 4.527903467503117 3.9055e-06 deg
node 101.2528661989745 5.2936e-05 deg
peri 174.773888929128 5.4507e-05 deg
M 180.5882555539706 1.3579e-05 deg
tp 2459580.967759839552
4.4619e-05 TDB
period 1164.741997172324
n .3090813251981829 1.3127e-09 deg/d
Q 2.50763249961163 7.1002e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1904  
   data-arc span      24094 days (65.97 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-02-10  
   last obs. used      2020-01-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .50192  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 19:47:22  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .808971 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.59968 au 
 T_jup = 3.672 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.3   n/a MPO344388  
diameter diameter 3.373 km 0.527 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 75.3 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Szabo, R.; Pal, A.; Sarneczky, K.; Szabo, Gy.M.; et al. (2016) Astron. Astrophys. 596, A40.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.319   0.114 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

10683 Carter           Discovered 1980 June 10 by C. S. Shoemaker and E. M. Shoemaker at Palomar.
Carter Worth Roberts (b. 1946), president of the Eastbay Astronomical Society, is known for superlative dabbling in photography and puns and his ability to fix things. He collaborated on a safe solar-eclipse-viewing booklet and helped restore "Rachel", the 0.5-m Brashear refractor for the Chabot Space and Science Center.
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Reference: 20000726/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

Alternate Designations
 1980 LY = 1987 UQ2 
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