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14959 TRIUMF (1996 JT3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2014959
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 28 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2274138724708332 3.8416e-08  
a 2.451756483060167 8.0371e-09 au
q 1.894193046891983 9.3046e-08 au
i 4.947517496139624 4.6516e-06 deg
node 177.963936133471 3.5516e-05 deg
peri 167.9144107631949 3.6371e-05 deg
M 354.332421111331 7.4436e-06 deg
tp 2459022.575446608336
(2020-Jun-22.07544661)
2.9009e-05 TDB
period 1402.214408499779
3.84
6.8949e-06
1.888e-08
d
yr
n .2567367713652023 1.2624e-09 deg/d
Q 3.00931991922835 9.8649e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1748  
   data-arc span      15285 days (41.85 yr)  
   first obs. used      1978-12-22  
   last obs. used      2020-10-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .48849  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 02:36:43  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .887549 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.41829 au 
 T_jup = 3.454 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.6   n/a MPO435840  
diameter diameter 7.021 km 0.214 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.075   0.011 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

14959 TRIUMF           Discovered 1996 May 9 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.
The Tri-University Meson Facility (TRIUMF) is a major high-energy physics laboratory in Vancouver, British Columbia. Opened in 1974, the laboratory involves eleven Canadian universities and offers researchers and cancer therapists a variety of beams, including protons and mesons, from its cyclotron.
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Reference: 20030614/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2005-04-26

Alternate Designations
 1996 JT3 = 1978 YJ1 = 1989 RE2 = 1993 SQ8 
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