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790 Pretoria (A912 BE)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000790
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 75 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1526535607689621 3.7614e-08  
a 3.407972068796207 1.6617e-08 au
q 2.8877329974933 1.3177e-07 au
i 20.53365134048457 4.0804e-06 deg
node 252.0336552975744 9.2733e-06 deg
peri 38.68284793535131 1.4544e-05 deg
M 306.2546296396259 1.392e-05 deg
tp 2459343.568644127656
(2021-May-09.06864413)
9.0719e-05 TDB
period 2297.960011398771
6.29
1.6807e-05
4.602e-08
d
yr
n .1566606895743445 1.1458e-09 deg/d
Q 3.928211140099114 1.9154e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2610  
   data-arc span      37756 days (103.37 yr)  
   first obs. used      1916-12-14  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .40295  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:12:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.89912 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.27584 au 
 T_jup = 3.025 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.1   n/a MPO473772 IRAS observations used: 24
diameter diameter 170.37 km 2.6 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 24
rotation period rot_per 10.37 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Schober, H.J.; Stanzel, R. (1979) Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 38, 265-268.]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Warner, B.D. (2005) Minor Planet Bull. 32, 54-58.]
[Behrend, R. (2009) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Warner, B.D. (2010) Minor Planet Bull. 37, 24-27.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0384   0.001 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 24
B-V BV 0.706   0.035 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=3; phase (min.=6.21, mean=9.23, max.=11.25) deg.
U-B UB 0.309   0.049 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=3; phase (min.=6.21, mean=9.23, max.=11.25) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T P   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo

790 Pretoria (A912 BE)          Discovered 1912-Jan-16 by Wood, H. E. at Johannesburg (UO)
and K. Van der Spuy.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A912 BE = 1970 HN 
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