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6461 Adam (1993 VB5)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2006461
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 9 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1020856826186501 6.0427e-08  
a 1.952430788284552 9.328e-09 AU
q 1.753115558496855 1.1865e-07 AU
i 23.42193617645613 7.8762e-06 deg
node 154.1985326975265 1.5571e-05 deg
peri 266.2096981146907 4.5674e-05 deg
M 159.9420892374496 4.5647e-05 deg
tp 2456357.787115097127
(2013-Mar-06.28711510)
0.00012568 JED
period 996.4646537061569
2.73
7.1411e-06
1.955e-08
d
yr
n .3612772401520213 2.5891e-09 deg/d
Q 2.151746018072251 1.028e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      853  
   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      .48948  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jul-14 12:14:34  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .867282 AU 
 T_jup = 3.783 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.1 mag n/a MPO247425  
rotation period rot_per 74. h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2013-Sep-12) 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: 2014-07-14
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