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1540 Kevola (1938 WK)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001540
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 32 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08553552585312947 3.9814e-08  
a 2.848036738030927 1.1121e-08 au
q 2.60442841799442 1.1561e-07 au
i 11.97149642325788 3.8038e-06 deg
node 52.46636356089375 1.924e-05 deg
peri 112.6928114244715 2.7904e-05 deg
M 243.2887894402868 2.0741e-05 deg
tp 2459569.650183919312
(2021-Dec-21.15018392)
0.00010214 TDB
period 1755.564570261415
4.81
1.0282e-05
2.815e-08
d
yr
n .2050622381530482 1.2011e-09 deg/d
Q 3.091645058067434 1.2072e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2598  
   data-arc span      34236 days (93.73 yr)  
   first obs. used      1926-04-14  
   last obs. used      2020-01-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43701  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jan-28 18:06:10  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.63659 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.94346 au 
 T_jup = 3.269 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.8   n/a MPO502168  
diameter diameter 43.875 km 0.318 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 20.082 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2007) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.048   0.008 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  

1540 Kevola (1938 WK)          Discovered 1938-Nov-16 by Oterma, L. at Turku
Nov. 16 observation seems to be a prediscovery.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1938 WK = 1926 GT = 1933 UM = 1933 WR = 1936 KL = 1937 QG = 1940 EJ 
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