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20106 Morton (1995 QG)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2020106
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 23 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1581802297839049 4.0739e-08  
a 2.645081533968833 1.2971e-08 au
q 2.226681929128479 1.0788e-07 au
i 13.36821508930536 5.6744e-06 deg
node 322.9990924114027 1.7988e-05 deg
peri 104.7114057194807 2.5093e-05 deg
M 318.9242584421799 1.8551e-05 deg
tp 2459575.783339911287
(2021-Dec-27.28333991)
8.1496e-05 TDB
period 1571.292444646706
4.30
1.1558e-05
3.164e-08
d
yr
n .2291107560699457 1.6852e-09 deg/d
Q 3.063481138809186 1.5022e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      723  
   data-arc span      10005 days (27.39 yr)  
   first obs. used      1993-04-20  
   last obs. used      2020-09-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .5044  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-13 03:13:12  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.28424 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.28141 au 
 T_jup = 3.337 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.01   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 3.183 km 0.629 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 18.043 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.121   0.054 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

20106 Morton           Discovered 1995 Aug. 20 by D. D. Balam at the National Research Council of Canada.
Donald C. Morton (b. 1933), was director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory during 1976-1986 and of the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics in Ottawa during 1986-2000. With a rocket he made the first ultraviolet spectral observations of stars. He played a leading role in the development of the Gemini Observatory.
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Reference: 20010309/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-05-11

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