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1996 Adams (1961 UA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001996
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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 .1385352583788401 4.0661e-08  
a 2.5588730391428 8.0408e-09 au
q 2.204378901506504 1.0518e-07 au
i 15.13061631999181 3.9752e-06 deg
node 1.067506447099221 1.1898e-05 deg
peri 355.2000892534955 1.6672e-05 deg
M 140.6241775264396 1.158e-05 deg
tp 2458416.478239330848
4.7244e-05 TDB
period 1495.104451731741
n .2407858525088473 1.1349e-09 deg/d
Q 2.913367176779096 9.1547e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3578  
   data-arc span      21440 days (58.70 yr)  
   first obs. used      1961-10-06  
   last obs. used      2020-06-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .34194  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 15:39:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.20086 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.533 au 
 T_jup = 3.374 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.7   n/a MPO502172  
diameter diameter 12.417 km 0.158 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.311 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Ambrosioni, C.; Colazo, C.; Mazzone, F. (2011) Minor Planet Bull. 38, 102.]
[Aymami, J.M. (2011) Minor Planet Bull. 38, 55-56.]
[Aznar, A. (2011) &id=56%3Aanalisis-de-asteroides&catid=38%3Aanalisis-de-asteroides&I temid=55]
[Durkee, R.I. (2011) Minor Planet Bull. 38, 39-40.]
[Mazzone, F. (2011) blog&id=73&Itemid=91]
[Hanus, J.; Durech, J.; Broz, M.; Marciniak, A.; et al. (2013) Astron. Astrophys. 551, A67.]
[Kim, M.-J.; Choi, Y.-J.; Moon, H.-K.; Byun, Y.-I.; et al. (2014) Astron. J. 147, A56.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.183   0.053 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

1996 Adams (1961 UA)          Discovered 1961-Oct-16 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1961 UA = 1932 RM = 1961 TB2 = 1969 TW2 = 1971 BY1 = 1973 SJ3 
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