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 ]  
233472 Moorcroft (2006 KB143)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2233472
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]

[ hide orbit diagram ]

For accurate long-term ephemerides, please instead use our Horizons system.This orbit viewer was implemented using two-body methods, and hence should not be used for determining accurate long-term trajectories (over several years or decades) or planetary encounter circumstances.


Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 21 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06269405894099503 4.5891e-08  
a 2.96471458292353 2.9254e-08 au
q 2.778844592118495 1.3774e-07 au
i 1.737115427317477 4.8384e-06 deg
node 62.89077800890863 0.00018723 deg
peri 316.1491391108935 0.00019255 deg
M 214.1620270900926 4.7065e-05 deg
tp 2460151.837209814480
(2023-Jul-26.33720981)
0.00024744 TDB
period 1864.544536018713
5.10
2.7597e-05
7.556e-08
d
yr
n .1930766431402564 2.8577e-09 deg/d
Q 3.150584573728565 3.1088e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      254  
   data-arc span      6864 days (18.79 yr)  
   first obs. used      2002-08-20  
   last obs. used      2021-06-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .6074  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-09 04:00:11  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.78024 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.17062 au 
 T_jup = 3.261 
[ 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 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.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: MPC batch dated 2013-04-25Last Updated: 2013-04-29

Alternate Designations
 2006 KB143 = 2005 FL13 
Ephemeris | Orbit Diagram | Orbital Elements | Mission Design | Physical Parameters | Discovery Circumstances ]
ABOUT SSD CREDITS/AWARDS PRIVACY/COPYRIGHT GLOSSARY LINKS
FirstGov 2021-Jul-28 21:50 UT
(server date/time)  
NASA Home Page
Site Manager:   Ryan S. Park
Webmaster  Alan B. Chamberlin