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4663 Falta (1984 SM1)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2004663
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457400.5 (2016-Jan-13.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 17 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05885889217919796 8.7226e-08  
a 3.216997413755782 3.5548e-08 au
q 3.027648509838772 2.6618e-07 au
i 14.9109241948867 7.4989e-06 deg
node 353.1405284121464 2.5746e-05 deg
peri 9.367459336165695 6.5492e-05 deg
M 157.8304817109075 5.8595e-05 deg
tp 2456476.519351192887
(2013-Jul-03.01935119)
0.00034307 JED
period 2107.53353829226
5.77
3.4932e-05
9.564e-08
d
yr
n .1708157870131494 2.8313e-09 deg/d
Q 3.406346317672792 3.764e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1107  
   data-arc span      22031 days (60.32 yr)  
   first obs. used      1955-08-25  
   last obs. used      2015-12-19  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .4862  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Jan-04 12:53:16  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.02285 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.94395 au 
 T_jup = 3.134 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.5 mag n/a MPO337291  
diameter diameter 28.77 km 1.4 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 8
rotation period rot_per 9.5447 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-December); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0338   0.004 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 8

4663 Falta           Discovered 1984 Sept. 27 by A. Mrkos at Klet.
Josef Falta (1786-1847) was engineer and cartographer of the Schwarzenberg court in Český Krumlov. In 1831 he drew the first map of the panoramic views from the Kleť look-out tower opened in 1825. The name was suggested by J. Ticha.
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Reference: 20080122/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-03-05

Alternate Designations
 1984 SM1 = 1955 QF1 = 1978 RX3 = 1978 SK4 = 1987 DK5 
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