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1470 Carla (1938 SD)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001470
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 42 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06994133210330671 3.4938e-08  
a 3.15749711268897 1.3641e-08 au
q 2.936657558515159 1.122e-07 au
i 3.212932231073038 3.9236e-06 deg
node 358.400853133702 5.7866e-05 deg
peri 341.5737438423611 6.3003e-05 deg
M 212.1808548192042 2.6627e-05 deg
tp 2459841.974686108436
(2022-Sep-19.47468611)
0.00015373 TDB
period 2049.334588077382
5.61
1.328e-05
3.636e-08
d
yr
n .1756667759839745 1.1384e-09 deg/d
Q 3.378336666862781 1.4595e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3339  
   data-arc span      32981 days (90.30 yr)  
   first obs. used      1930-02-28  
   last obs. used      2020-06-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43482  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 15:31:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.92813 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.93339 au 
 T_jup = 3.200 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.1   n/a MPO263357  
diameter diameter 36.97 km 1.1 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 22
rotation period rot_per 6.15 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pilcher, F. (2012) Minor Planet Bull. 39, 57-60.]
[Chang, C.K.; Ip, W.-H.; Lin, H.-W.; Cheng, Y.C.; et al. (2015) Astrophys. J. Supp. Ser. 219, A27.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0515   0.003 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 22

1470 Carla (1938 SD)          Discovered 1938-Sep-17 by Bohrmann, A. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1938 SD = 1930 DE = 1955 UN 
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