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17472 Dinah (1991 FY)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017472
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .05517321874569887 1.3143e-08  
a 2.336959826646631 7.5842e-09 au
q 2.208022230931146 2.8091e-08 au
i 8.361882232225026 8.9135e-07 deg
node 137.6889169695413 8.7576e-06 deg
peri 342.0793637660495 2.6824e-05 deg
M 222.8033778697326 2.3666e-05 deg
tp 2459893.797430319589
(2022-Nov-10.29743032)
8.6734e-05 TDB
period 1304.894188612507
3.57
6.3522e-06
1.739e-08
d
yr
n .2758844380959254 1.343e-09 deg/d
Q 2.465897422362116 8.0026e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2147  
   data-arc span      12550 days (34.36 yr)  
   first obs. used      1987-01-30  
   last obs. used      2021-06-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .47149  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 04:24:37  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.22539 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.55976 au 
 T_jup = 3.551 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.06   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 4.190 km 0.163 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 15.1739 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Pal, A.; Szakats, R.; Kiss, C.; Bodi, A.; et al. (2019) Ap. J. Supl. Ser. 247, id.26.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.304   0.046 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

17472 Dinah           Discovered 1991 Mar. 17 by T. Niijima and T. Urata at Ojima.
Dinah is Alice's cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice's adventures in Wonderland. The cat never appears in the story, but Alice thinks about her and talks about her to the creatures she meets in Wonderland, frightening some of them by telling how good Dinah is at catching mice and small birds.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20020328/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1991 FY = 1987 BB3 = 1998 DR20 
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