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6461 Adam (1993 VB5)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006461
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 11 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1019744214197436 6.0422e-08  
a 1.952623966837858 9.3257e-09 AU
q 1.753506267569243 1.1865e-07 AU
i 23.42212698096828 7.8522e-06 deg
node 154.1951382256408 1.5568e-05 deg
peri 266.2054053171968 4.5644e-05 deg
M 232.197618506502 4.5763e-05 deg
tp 2457354.304046876225
(2015-Nov-27.80404688)
0.00012731 JED
period 996.612546550402
2.73
7.1397e-06
1.955e-08
d
yr
n .3612236282255088 2.5878e-09 deg/d
Q 2.151741666106473 1.0277e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      903  
   data-arc span      14449 days (39.56 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-12-06  
   last obs. used      2014-06-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .4764  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Oct-09 14:07:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .868971 AU 
 T_jup = 3.783 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.2 mag n/a MPO302104  
rotation period rot_per 74. h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2014-Mar-01) Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D.; Pravec, P.; Kusnirak, P.; Harris, A.W. (2012) Minor Planet Bul. 39, 89-92.]

6461 Adam           Discovered 1993 Nov. 4 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.
Robert Adam (1728-1792) was a Scottish architect. The most famous member of an accomplished family of architects, Adam developed a style that led to a classical revival in architecture in Britain and influenced developments in Europe and North America.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2014-07-12Last Updated: 2014-08-13
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