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18499 Showalter (1996 MR)
Classification: Mars-crossing Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2018499
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .3497658340089857 3.8152e-08  
a 2.391783388308791 1.0222e-08 au
q 1.555219276728129 9.1887e-08 au
i 4.285570272613377 4.4408e-06 deg
node 134.6097325242467 5.6352e-05 deg
peri 193.3703395430431 5.6923e-05 deg
M 212.1150657323898 1.3161e-05 deg
tp 2459755.512323882456
(2022-Jun-25.01232388)
5.2483e-05 TDB
period 1351.080403066084
3.70
8.6611e-06
2.371e-08
d
yr
n .2664534243728437 1.7081e-09 deg/d
Q 3.228347499889453 1.3797e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      683  
   data-arc span      9517 days (26.06 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-03-01  
   last obs. used      2021-03-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57606  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 02:44:14  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .542265 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.14018 au 
 T_jup = 3.442 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457136.5 (2015-Apr-24.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .351159741585894 3.8179e-08  
q 1.551016835188462 9.2004e-08 au
tp 2457053.462567823172
(2015-Jan-30.96256782)
3.7969e-05 TDB
node 134.6858274894691 5.6301e-05 deg
peri 193.2854031818549 5.6866e-05 deg
i 4.288329109443795 4.4458e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      683  
   data-arc span      9517 days (26.06 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-03-01  
   last obs. used      2021-03-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .57606  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-04 02:44:14  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 2.14018 au 
 T_jup = 3.442 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.457609757095657E-15 -3.503588363129358E-15 -1.539777427990758E-13 7.4473042724597E-15 -1.925853336953045E-14 8.475083534863049E-16
q -3.503588363129358E-15 8.464659006172791E-15 5.562217257435856E-13 -1.840785243418529E-14 8.336033544170821E-14 -1.741986384068195E-15
tp -1.539777427990758E-13 5.562217257435856E-13 1.441626738844661E-9 -1.834798024101366E-11 3.225641712378952E-10 2.006793110084129E-12
node 7.4473042724597E-15 -1.840785243418529E-14 -1.834798024101366E-11 3.169854525881417E-9 -3.164298265780606E-9 1.686984465842848E-11
peri -1.925853336953045E-14 8.336033544170821E-14 3.225641712378952E-10 -3.164298265780606E-9 3.233724838585899E-9 -1.64063308793138E-11
i 8.475083534863049E-16 -1.741986384068195E-15 2.006793110084129E-12 1.686984465842848E-11 -1.64063308793138E-11 1.976536914952218E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.86   n/a MPCxxxxx  

18499 Showalter           Discovered 1996 June 22 by NEAT at Haleakala.
Mark R. Showalter (b. 1957), planetary scientist at the SETI Institute, is (co-)discover of the Jovian gossamer ring, Saturnian moon Pan, Uranian moons Mab and Cupid, two faint Uranian rings, Neptunian moon S/2004 N 1, and Plutonian moons Kerberos and Styx. He is the leader of the Planetary Data Systems Rings Node.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-09-09Last Updated: 2014-11-10

Alternate Designations
 1996 MR = 1995 FW6 
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