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137 Meliboea (A874 HA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000137
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 103 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2118960185910084 3.2607e-08  
a 3.124649918855002 9.0823e-09 au
q 2.462549041558909 1.0392e-07 au
i 13.42813809074552 3.5171e-06 deg
node 202.2139386001468 1.1777e-05 deg
peri 107.3649838981451 1.4184e-05 deg
M 110.5290689564156 8.7019e-06 deg
tp 2458381.095312169962
4.7368e-05 TDB
period 2017.439301028968
n .178444030418356 7.7802e-10 deg/d
Q 3.786750796151094 1.1007e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2773  
   data-arc span      49234 days (134.80 yr)  
   first obs. used      1885-04-18  
   last obs. used      2020-02-04  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43883  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 15:18:13  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.48996 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.81111 au 
 T_jup = 3.139 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.1   n/a MPO502154 IRAS observations used: 11
diameter diameter 128.678 km 0.533 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 25.676 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pilcher, F.; Jardine, D. (2009) Minor Planet Bull. 36, 52-54.]
[Behrend, R. (2012) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
geometric albedo albedo 0.065   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
B-V BV 0.689   0.031 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=4; phase (min.=7.19, mean=11.61, max.=17.67) deg.
U-B UB 0.326   0.041 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=5; phase (min.=7.19, mean=11.08, max.=17.67) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T C   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo

137 Meliboea (A874 HA)          Discovered 1874-Apr-21 by Palisa, J. at Pola
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A874 HA = 1958 UE = 1962 GB = A923 FA 
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