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46 Hestia
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000046
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 154 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1720022207973167 3.0506e-08  
a 2.525788445196049 3.9415e-09 au
q 2.091347223358127 7.6924e-08 au
i 2.349673687056745 3.1855e-06 deg
node 181.0874823522336 8.8989e-05 deg
peri 177.4171732578478 8.971e-05 deg
M 69.9004343182966 1.2454e-05 deg
tp 2458315.810625314279
5.0563e-05 TDB
period 1466.202261636493
n .2455322907483365 5.7473e-10 deg/d
Q 2.960229667033971 4.6194e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3477  
   data-arc span      56858 days (155.67 yr)  
   first obs. used      1864-04-05  
   last obs. used      2019-12-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51816  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-13 20:35:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.08671 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.48559 au 
 T_jup = 3.432 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.36   n/a IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 8
magnitude slope G 0.06   n/a PDS3 (MPC 17257) Fit
diameter diameter 131.471 km 22.151 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 21.040 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Scaltriti, F.; Zappala, V.; Harris, A.W. (1981) Icarus 46, 275-280.]
[Pilcher, F. (2012) Minor Planet Bull. 39, 171-173.]
[Pilcher, F. (2017) Minor Planet Bull. 44, 294-297.]
[Pilcher, F. (2018) Posting on CALL web site:]
geometric albedo albedo 0.046   0.015 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
B-V BV 0.692   0.030 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=6; phase (min.=5.29, mean=10.53, max.=19.03) deg.
U-B UB 0.226   0.040 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=7; phase (min.=5.29, mean=11.62, max.=19.03) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T P   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Xc   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)

46 Hestia          Discovered 1857-Aug-16 by Pogson, N. R. at Oxford
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1935 EY 
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