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233472 Moorcroft (2006 KB143)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2233472
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 20 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06247155767512703 4.7824e-08  
a 2.965311002778272 3.1199e-08 au
q 2.780063405443521 1.4096e-07 au
i 1.737040630063202 4.9576e-06 deg
node 62.89208308918976 0.00021511 deg
peri 316.1533628943289 0.00022079 deg
M 176.3120124204006 5.0474e-05 deg
tp 2458287.053318970109
(2018-Jun-17.55331897)
0.00025995 TDB
period 1865.107207707825
5.11
2.9435e-05
8.059e-08
d
yr
n .193018395142246 3.0462e-09 deg/d
Q 3.150558600113024 3.3148e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      219  
   data-arc span      6387 days (17.49 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-08-20  
   last obs. used      2020-02-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .62435  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-14 01:03:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.78083 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.17019 au 
 T_jup = 3.261 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.58   n/a E2021B55  

233472 Moorcroft           Discovered 2006 May 25 by P. A. Wiegert at Mauna Kea.
Donald Ross Moorcroft (b. 1935) is a Canadian physicist who did much to advance the field of radar backscatter from the auroral E-region ionosphere. He was the Chair of the Department of Physics of the University of Western Ontario from 1989 to 1998.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2013-04-25Last Updated: 2013-04-29

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Alternate Designations
 2006 KB143 = 2005 FL13 
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