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4151 Alanhale (1985 HV1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004151
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Orbit Diagram
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 15 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1414518891883741 4.9537e-08  
a 3.147749965038426 2.4084e-08 au
q 2.702494785791102 1.5891e-07 au
i 1.008000385474029 4.6448e-06 deg
node 67.05005096592316 0.0003131 deg
peri 74.89623631464302 0.00031349 deg
M 240.7336147802926 1.8961e-05 deg
tp 2458076.293988847127
0.00011035 JED
period 2039.852516170377
n .1764833472744709 2.0254e-09 deg/d
Q 3.59300514428575 2.749e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1534  
   data-arc span      17403 days (47.65 yr)  
   first obs. used      1968-04-17  
   last obs. used      2015-12-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5029  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 12:51:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.71562 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.43098 au 
 T_jup = 3.193 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.3 mag n/a MPO328710  
rotation period rot_per 11.9177 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-December); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on fragmentary lightcurve(s), may be completely wrong.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

4151 Alanhale (1985 HV1)          Discovered 1985-Apr-24 by Shoemaker, C. and E. at Palomar
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1985 HV1 = 1968 HD = 1976 SO1 = 1979 FX1 = 1982 SZ4 = 1985 JX 
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