Skip Page Navigation
NASA JPL Caltech
NASA Logo - Jet Propulsion Laboratory + View the NASA Portal
+ Center for Near-Earth Object Studies
JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars & Galaxies Technology
JPL Solar System Dynamics
BODIES ORBITS EPHEMERIDES TOOLS PHYSICAL DATA DISCOVERY FAQ SITE MAP
IMPORTANT: The SSD Announcement email list is now available. Major changes are coming in the near future, including possible hostname and/or URL changes. To be notified of such changes, subscribe to this email list.

Please visit this page for more details.


JPL Small-Body Database Browser
Search: [ help ]  
1299 Mertona (1934 BA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001299
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]

[ show orbit diagram ]
Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 30 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1886452670034144 3.4163e-08  
a 2.80151121641383 9.1185e-09 au
q 2.273019384980383 9.4998e-08 au
i 7.874595648387927 4.4805e-06 deg
node 165.5807024853824 2.619e-05 deg
peri 260.3617880733819 2.8907e-05 deg
M 179.006202060864 1.1638e-05 deg
tp 2458148.866860367381
(2018-Jan-30.36686037)
5.4249e-05 TDB
period 1712.722390275056
4.69
8.362e-06
2.289e-08
d
yr
n .2101916819935924 1.0262e-09 deg/d
Q 3.330003047847278 1.0839e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2527  
   data-arc span      31397 days (85.96 yr)  
   first obs. used      1934-01-18  
   last obs. used      2020-01-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45317  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-28 17:57:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.30237 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.05535 au 
 T_jup = 3.285 
[ show covariance matrix ]

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]

Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.5   n/a MPO473781  
diameter diameter 14.140 km 0.322 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 4.977 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Monson, A.; Kipp, S. (2004) Minor Planet Bull. 31, 71-73; Corrigendum: (2004) Minor Planet Bul. 31, 97.]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Klinglesmith III, D.A.; Hanowell, J.; Risley, E.; Turk, J.; et al. (2014) Minor Planet Bull. 41, 139-143.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
[Durech, J.; Hanus, J.; Oszkiewsicz, D.; Vanco, R. (2016) Astron. Astrophys. 587, A48.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.243   0.033 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  

1299 Mertona (1934 BA)          Discovered 1934-Jan-18 by Reiss, G. at Algiers
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

[ show close-approach data ]
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances | Close-Approach Data ]
ABOUT SSD CREDITS/AWARDS PRIVACY/COPYRIGHT GLOSSARY LINKS
FirstGov 2020-Feb-18 12:56 UT
(server date/time)  
NASA Home Page
Site Manager:   Ryan S. Park
Webmaster  Alan B. Chamberlin