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273262 Cottam (2006 KJ142)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2273262
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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 .02325105564104987 6.1824e-08  
a 3.154909266325373 6.0343e-08 au
q 3.081554295431578 1.9248e-07 au
i 8.939440668554166 6.252e-06 deg
node 244.8328775100225 4.1187e-05 deg
peri 295.1146906626201 0.00013638 deg
M 278.3397908506934 0.00013125 deg
tp 2459664.787214749046
(2022-Mar-26.28721475)
0.00074907 TDB
period 2046.815689683742
5.60
5.8723e-05
1.608e-07
d
yr
n .1758829589857328 5.0461e-09 deg/d
Q 3.228264237219169 6.1746e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      205  
   data-arc span      5343 days (14.63 yr)  
   first obs. used      2006-05-25  
   last obs. used      2021-01-09  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42961  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 14:27:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.09094 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.79959 au 
 T_jup = 3.187 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.6   n/a MPO455029  

273262 Cottam           Discovered 2006 May 25 by P. A. Wiegert at Mauna Kea.
Michael Gordon Cottam (b. 1945) is an English-Canadian physicist known for his work on the quantum theory of condensed matter systems, particularly in low dimensions and in nanostructures. His expertise includes the excitations or waves that can propagate in these systems and their nonlinear dynamics.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2013-08-21Last Updated: 2014-08-13

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Alternate Designations
 2006 KJ142 = 2010 GZ15 
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