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5145 Pholus (1992 AD)
Classification: Centaur          SPK-ID: 2005145
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .5738852532486662 1.458e-06  
a 20.32402499435867 8.7048e-05 AU
q 8.660366763438921 9.424e-06 AU
i 24.73357618267834 1.4628e-05 deg
node 119.2509977415711 4.3374e-05 deg
peri 354.8769334187411 0.00016278 deg
M 88.92081575306601 0.00060292 deg
tp 2448534.147043582347
(1991-Oct-04.64704358)
0.0030922 JED
period 33466.70899392582
91.63
0.21501
0.0005887
d
yr
n .0107569585065965 6.9108e-08 deg/d
Q 31.98768322527841 0.000137 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      325  
   data-arc span      11593 days (31.74 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-07-22  
   last obs. used      2009-04-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      1  
   fit RMS      .60377  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Jun-09 18:09:15  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 7.67728 AU 
 T_jup = 3.196 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 7.1 mag n/a MPO169571  
diameter diameter 190 km 26 Earth, Moon, and Planets, v. 89, Issue 1, p. 117-134 (2002)  
rotation period rot_per 9.980 h n/a Asteroid Lightcurve DataBase (Rev. 2013-Sep-12) Published Reference List:
[Buie, M.W.; Bus, S.J. (1992) Icarus 100, 288-294.]
[Hoffmann, M.; Fink, U.; Grundy, W.M. (1992) in Observations and Physical Properties of Small Solar System Bodies. A. Brahic, J.-C. Gerard, J. Surdej, eds. Universite de Liege, Institut d'Astrophysique, Liege, pp. 203-208.]
[Farnham, T.L. (2001) Icarus 152, 238-245.]
[Tegler, S.C.; Romanishin, W.; Consolmagno, G.J.; Rall, J.; et al. (2005) Icarus 175, 390-396.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.044   0.013 Earth, Moon, and Planets, v. 89, Issue 1, p. 117-134 (2002)  
Tholen spectral type spec_T Z   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 3 color indices

5145 Pholus (1992 AD)          Discovered 1992-Jan-09 by Spacewatch at Kitt Peak
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29
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