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1529 Oterma (1938 BC)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001529
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2007025384125409 4.1624e-08  
a 3.988009178331263 2.6785e-08 au
q 3.187605613027667 1.6439e-07 au
i 9.05953219941474 4.2601e-06 deg
node 100.603776533335 2.9502e-05 deg
peri 294.743200801639 3.1301e-05 deg
M 174.5627239376819 1.1093e-05 deg
tp 2457589.972167626074
8.5268e-05 TDB
period 2908.92584739851
n .1237570219680755 1.2468e-09 deg/d
Q 4.78841274363486 3.2161e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2329  
   data-arc span      25426 days (69.61 yr)  
   first obs. used      1950-06-24  
   last obs. used      2020-02-03  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43374  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 15:57:26  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.20956 au 
 Jupiter MOID = .818673 au 
 T_jup = 2.999 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.0   n/a MPO492768  
diameter diameter 56.319 km 0.471 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (  
rotation period rot_per 14.321 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Ditteon, R.; Adam, A.; Doyel, M.; Gibson, J.; et al. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 13-16.]
[Warner, B.D.; Stephens, R.D.; Coley, D.R. (2018) Minor Planet Bull. 45, 147-161.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.054   0.012 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[hildas] (  
B-V BV 0.764   0.013 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=3; phase (min.=8.26, mean=9.15, max.=10.19) deg.
U-B UB 0.386   0.105 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=9.01, mean=9.60, max.=10.19) 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

1529 Oterma (1938 BC)          Discovered 1938-Jan-26 by Vaisala, Y. at Turku
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1938 BC = 1950 PV = 1959 RD1 = A912 VO 
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