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4843 Megantic (1990 DR4)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004843
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 46 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1174299888374908 1.0652e-08  
a 3.089910528750393 1.3167e-08 au
q 2.727062369850389 3.4338e-08 au
i 10.99799858126404 8.9857e-07 deg
node 162.2452265977914 4.1853e-06 deg
peri 222.7634802957807 1.1642e-05 deg
M 31.8878124891371 9.432e-06 deg
tp 2459220.772589251484
(2021-Jan-06.27258925)
5.2064e-05 TDB
period 1983.888606062788
5.43
1.2681e-05
3.472e-08
d
yr
n .1814618012825093 1.1599e-09 deg/d
Q 3.452758687650396 1.4713e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3071  
   data-arc span      41317 days (113.12 yr)  
   first obs. used      1908-01-23  
   last obs. used      2021-03-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44825  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-25 10:53:51  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.74025 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.04746 au 
 T_jup = 3.186 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.92   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 26.690 km 0.432 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
geometric albedo albedo 0.047   0.012 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

4843 Mégantic           Discovered 1990 Feb. 28 by H. Debehogne at the European Southern Observatory.
Named for Mont Mégantic, the largest observatory in Québec. Founded in 1978, its mission is to promote research in astrophysics, to train students and to promote astronomy in the local culture. The observatory is jointly operated by the Université de Montréal and the Université Laval. Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by P. Bastien and Y. Dutil.
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Reference: 19980808/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

Alternate Designations
 1990 DR4 = 1982 RT1 = 1990 EO10 = A908 BH 
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