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4179 Toutatis (1989 AC)
Classification: Apollo [NEO, PHA]          SPK-ID: 2004179
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 498 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .6296101756201973 7.8302e-10  
a 2.533899735306762 1.7997e-10 AU
q .9385306779563 1.9235e-09 AU
i .4471200287566686 1.8896e-07 deg
node 124.3647618253029 3.4628e-05 deg
peri 278.7510751311503 3.4432e-05 deg
M 184.1319033839458 2.8256e-08 deg
tp 2457720.225895366388
(2016-Nov-27.72589537)
1.5502e-07 JED
period 1473.270748460738
4.03
1.5696e-07
4.297e-10
d
yr
n .2443542711861518 2.6033e-11 deg/d
Q 4.129268792657223 2.9328e-10 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      5212  
   # delay obs. used      29  
   # Doppler obs. used      28  
   data-arc span      29317 days (80.27 yr)  
   first obs. used      1934-02-10  
   last obs. used      2014-05-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .32569  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      OSOD/JPL  
   solution date      2015-Mar-10 15:01:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .0060684 AU 
 T_jup = 3.138 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.30 mag n/a PDS3 (MPC 28111)  
magnitude slope G 0.10   n/a PDS3 (MPC 28111) Fit
diameter diameter 5.4 km n/a Hazards due to Comets and Asteroids (1994), Ed. T. Gehrels, pp.540-543 based on assumed medium albedo (0.15)
extent extent 1.70x2.03x4.26 km 0.08 Hudson et al. (2003) Icarus 161:346-355 dynamically equivalent, equal volume ellipsoid
rotation period rot_per 176. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2015-Feb); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Nakamura, T.; Fuse, T. (1998) Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan 50, 531-536.]
[Pravec, P.; et al. (2005) Icarus 173, 108-131.]
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Sk   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

4179 Toutatis (1989 AC)          Discovered 1989-Jan-04 by Pollas, C. at Caussols
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2013-09-05

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Alternate Designations
 1989 AC = 1934 CT 
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