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3314 Beals (1981 FH)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2003314
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04522245209101305 5.6377e-08  
a 2.218077899440259 1.0452e-08 AU
q 2.117770977898687 1.2455e-07 AU
i 7.410122773212241 7.0376e-06 deg
node 359.4617356921704 3.6145e-05 deg
peri 45.83139505960015 7.7294e-05 deg
M 211.066587192595 6.8454e-05 deg
tp 2457499.675497553742
0.00022995 JED
period 1206.600827389434
n .2983588207699853 2.1088e-09 deg/d
Q 2.318384820981831 1.0924e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1191  
   data-arc span      31551 days (86.38 yr)  
   first obs. used      1928-02-28  
   last obs. used      2014-07-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48805  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Mar-09 13:47:19  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.13032 AU 
 T_jup = 3.639 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.8 mag n/a MPO256887  
rotation period rot_per 5.4616 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pray, D.P.; Galad, A.; Husark, M.; Oey, J. (2008) Minor Planet Bul. 35, 34-37.]
SMASSII spectral type spec_B S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

3314 Beals (1981 FH)          Discovered 1981-Mar-30 by Bowell, E. at Flagstaff (AM)
Discovered at the Anderson Mesa station, which is operated by the Lowell Observatory.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1981 FH = 1928 DD1 = 1941 BT = 1959 SR = 1959 TX = 1969 TM = 1974 DZ1 = 1978 AG = 1979 WV4 = 1985 ND 
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