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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 14 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1019744218825668 6.0378e-08  
a 1.952623967709989 9.167e-09 AU
q 1.753506267448719 1.1857e-07 AU
i 23.4221274665897 7.8429e-06 deg
node 154.1951374847669 1.5445e-05 deg
peri 266.2054102549354 4.5039e-05 deg
M 232.1976133283508 4.4907e-05 deg
tp 2457354.304061448292
(2015-Nov-27.80406145)
0.00012486 JED
period 996.6125472181013
2.73
7.0182e-06
1.921e-08
d
yr
n .3612236279835003 2.5438e-09 deg/d
Q 2.151741667971259 1.0102e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      921  
   data-arc span      14852 days (40.66 yr)  
   first obs. used      1974-12-06  
   last obs. used      2015-08-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .47641  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2015-Sep-02 14:19:11  

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 LCDB (Rev. 2015-July); 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:
[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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