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1859 Kovalevskaya (1972 RS2)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001859
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09840002802695173 3.6019e-08  
a 3.211547635561591 1.5804e-08 au
q 2.89553125821244 1.1734e-07 au
i 7.698180062145442 4.2365e-06 deg
node 343.2784797026891 2.7699e-05 deg
peri 245.2522325228334 3.6322e-05 deg
M 209.8684384276002 2.6297e-05 deg
tp 2459877.176732212145
(2022-Oct-24.67673221)
0.00015671 TDB
period 2102.180382931506
5.76
1.5518e-05
4.249e-08
d
yr
n .1712507655969929 1.2641e-09 deg/d
Q 3.527564012910742 1.736e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2893  
   data-arc span      38375 days (105.07 yr)  
   first obs. used      1915-10-02  
   last obs. used      2020-10-25  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45023  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 04:14:47  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.89732 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.53483 au 
 T_jup = 3.170 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.7   n/a MPO313433  
diameter diameter 44.634 km 0.097 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 11.1140 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); 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:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
[Aznar Macias, A. (2016) Minor Planet Bull. 43, 350-353]
geometric albedo albedo 0.053   0.006 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  

1859 Kovalevskaya (1972 RS2)          Discovered 1972-Sep-04 by Zhuravleva, L. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1972 RS2 = 1932 RD = 1941 BQ = 1942 HH = 1949 PU = 1949 QW = 1950 TM4 = 1953 EK1 = 1966 PC1 = A915 TK 
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