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
JPL Small-Body Database Browser
Search: [ help ]  
14616 Van Gaal (1998 TK30)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014616
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]

[ show orbit diagram ]
Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1519715706746906 3.318e-08  
a 2.41073295958378 8.3866e-09 au
q 2.044370085238587 8.3154e-08 au
i 11.33323123040997 3.2385e-06 deg
node 208.4285471878 1.8965e-05 deg
peri 149.8770741076313 2.253e-05 deg
M 356.9788857679355 1.1873e-05 deg
tp 2459211.973257249753
(2020-Dec-28.47325725)
4.5095e-05 TDB
period 1367.168631385594
3.74
7.1343e-06
1.953e-08
d
yr
n .2633179197763982 1.3741e-09 deg/d
Q 2.777095833928973 9.6611e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1879  
   data-arc span      14176 days (38.81 yr)  
   first obs. used      1982-04-22  
   last obs. used      2021-02-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47059  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 00:33:48  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.04867 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.71637 au 
 T_jup = 3.478 
[ show covariance matrix ]

Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]

Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.17   n/a E2021B10  

14616 Van Gaal           Discovered 1998 Oct. 10 by the Lowell Observatory Near-Earth Object Search at the Anderson Mesa Station.
Hendrik Van Gaal (1916-1998) was a Belgian priest and the founder of Urania, the public observatory of Antwerp. Van Gall strongly felt that religious institutions should not take a defensive attitude against, but rather encourage, science. The name was suggested by E. Goffin and M. Gyssens.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20030501/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]
ABOUT SSD CREDITS/AWARDS PRIVACY/COPYRIGHT GLOSSARY LINKS
FirstGov 2021-Apr-18 08:33 UT
(server date/time)  
NASA Home Page
Site Manager:   Ryan S. Park
Webmaster  Alan B. Chamberlin