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1063 Aquilegia (1925 XA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001063
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04043764350814988 3.5736e-08  
a 2.313543544570634 6.347e-09 au
q 2.219989295474706 8.3015e-08 au
i 5.97432461507521 3.8501e-06 deg
node 95.31850137077521 3.6915e-05 deg
peri 106.8326616861428 6.0493e-05 deg
M 164.0944677703355 4.8091e-05 deg
tp 2458414.623089444544
0.00017156 TDB
period 1285.330886932514
n .2800835206404729 1.1526e-09 deg/d
Q 2.407097793666563 6.6037e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2746  
   data-arc span      41653 days (114.04 yr)  
   first obs. used      1906-05-29  
   last obs. used      2020-06-12  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42269  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 15:25:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2232 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.56337 au 
 T_jup = 3.574 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.2   n/a MPO492762 IRAS observations used: 3
diameter diameter 11.288 km 0.540 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 5.792 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Binzel, R.P. (1987) Icarus 72, 135-208.]
[Behrend, R. (2004) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
[Stephens, R.D. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 299-301.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.389   0.042 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
B-V BV 0.850   0.040 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=23.38 deg.
U-B UB 0.360   0.060 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=23.38 deg.

1063 Aquilegia (1925 XA)          Discovered 1925-Dec-06 by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1925 XA = 1948 EP = 1956 SK = A906 KA = A910 NC = A920 GB = A923 CA 
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