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149 Medusa (A875 SA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000149
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 50 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0650873324576466 8.3143e-09  
a 2.174867048061036 4.2279e-09 au
q 2.033310753452707 1.9362e-08 au
i .9394842217471318 6.6546e-07 deg
node 159.5968397314313 2.8626e-05 deg
peri 251.3239073543009 3.2424e-05 deg
M 51.66311006835296 1.6359e-05 deg
tp 2459032.377614870588
(2020-Jul-01.87761487)
5.312e-05 TDB
period 1171.514037124593
3.21
3.4161e-06
9.353e-09
d
yr
n .3072946534073097 8.9607e-10 deg/d
Q 2.316423342669365 4.5031e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3508  
   data-arc span      47291 days (129.48 yr)  
   first obs. used      1891-09-28  
   last obs. used      2021-03-21  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .42441  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-03 17:55:21  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.04285 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.86892 au 
 T_jup = 3.683 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.57   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 23.719 km 0.267 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 26.023 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Harris, A.W.; Young, J.W.; Dockweiler, T.; Gibson, J.; et al. (1992) Icarus 95, 115-147.]
[Behrend, R. (2010) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Pilcher, F. (2011) Minor Planet Bull. 38, 76-78.]
[Hanus, J.; Durech, J.; Broz, M.; Marciniak, A.; et al. (2013) Astron. Astrophys. 551, A67.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.152   0.030 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
B-V BV 0.803   0.016 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=1.43, mean=1.96, max.=2.50) deg.
U-B UB 0.500   0.033 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=1.43, mean=1.96, max.=2.50) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 2 color indices

149 Medusa (A875 SA)          Discovered 1875-Sep-21 by Perrotin, J. at Toulouse
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 A875 SA = A905 BA = A906 HB 
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