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1865 Cerberus (1971 UA)
Classification: Apollo [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2001865
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 305 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4668656055929787 4.4988e-08  
a 1.080048254602125 1.4448e-09 au
q .5758108721476642 4.8687e-08 au
i 16.09631016103418 5.0797e-06 deg
node 212.9252357303284 1.0248e-05 deg
peri 325.2556209631967 1.1639e-05 deg
M 12.03974253104725 1.3691e-05 deg
tp 2458586.788724256798
(2019-Apr-13.28872426)
1.5574e-05 TDB
period 409.9804671755969
1.12
8.2269e-07
2.252e-09
d
yr
n .8780906136335759 1.762e-09 deg/d
Q 1.584285637056586 2.1194e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1737  
   data-arc span      17554 days (48.06 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-10-26  
   last obs. used      2019-11-17  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43334  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-17 04:52:59  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .156505 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.40912 au 
 T_jup = 5.592 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 16.84   n/a PDS3 (MPC 17263)  
diameter diameter 1.2 km n/a Hazards due to Comets and Asteroids (1994), Ed. T. Gehrels, pp.540-543  
rotation period rot_per 6.8039 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Harris, A.W.; Young, J.W. (1989) Icarus 81, 314-364.]
[Wisniewski, W.Z.; Michalowski, T.M.; Harris, A.W.; McMillan, R.S. (1997) Icarus 126, 395-449; 1995, Lunar & Planetary Sci. XXVI, 1511-1512.]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (1999) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Sarneczky, K.; Szabo, G.; Kiss, L.L. (1999) Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 137, 363-368.]
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (2008) http://www.asu.cas.cz/~ppravec/neo.htm]
[Durech, J.; Vokrouhlicky, D.; Baransky, A.R.; Breiter, S.; et al. (2012) Astron. Astrophys. 547, A10.]
[Skiff, B.A.; Bowell, E.; Koehn, B.W.; Sanborn, J.J.; McLelland, K.P.; Warner, B.D. (2012) Minor Planet Bull. 39, 111-130.]
[Hanus, J.; Delbo, M.; Durech, J.; Ali-Lagoa, V. (2015) Icarus 256, 101-116.]
[Warner, B.D.; Stephens, R.D. (2019) Minor Planet Bull. 46, 27-40.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.22   n/a Hazards due to Comets and Asteroids (1994), Ed. T. Gehrels, pp.540-543  
B-V BV 0.790   0.021 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=8.30, mean=9.85, max.=11.41) deg.
U-B UB 0.442   0.081 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=8.30, mean=9.85, max.=11.41) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices
SMASSII spectral type spec_B S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 based on a high-resolution spectrum by Xu et al. (1995) or Bus and Binzel (2002)

1865 Cerberus (1971 UA)          Discovered 1971-Oct-26 by Kohoutek, L. at Bergedorf
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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