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253 Mathilde (A885 VA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000253
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 214 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2631280122296618 2.0425e-08  
a 2.649317502339708 4.655e-09 au
q 1.952207854183809 5.3046e-08 au
i 6.738740055301819 3.1951e-06 deg
node 179.5395619160363 1.8674e-05 deg
peri 157.7191390586108 1.9009e-05 deg
M 130.0823268428388 5.2437e-06 deg
tp 2458431.365076553819
(2018-Nov-08.86507655)
2.2253e-05 TDB
period 1575.068477120375
4.31
4.1512e-06
1.137e-08
d
yr
n .2285614912807927 6.024e-10 deg/d
Q 3.346427150495608 5.8799e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      4181  
   # delay obs. used      1  
   # Doppler obs. used      0  
   data-arc span      49273 days (134.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1885-12-01  
   last obs. used      2020-10-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44567  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 04:31:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .945271 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.07541 au 
 T_jup = 3.331 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454057.5 (2006-Nov-18.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 214 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2660877020565516 2.0622e-08  
q 1.942586345607886 5.377e-08 au
tp 2453711.351633714503
(2005-Dec-06.85163371)
1.9501e-05 TDB
node 179.6381484113851 1.8678e-05 deg
peri 157.4802338146915 1.8993e-05 deg
i 6.738120226062543 3.1985e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      4181  
   # delay obs. used      1  
   # Doppler obs. used      0  
   data-arc span      49273 days (134.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1885-12-01  
   last obs. used      2020-10-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44567  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 04:31:41  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 2.07541 au 
 T_jup = 3.331 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 4.25260446841237E-16 -1.106884815745933E-15 -1.101305833856068E-13 1.528658257336578E-14 -2.144515216846767E-14 1.189708332484795E-15
q -1.106884815745933E-15 2.891193464335002E-15 2.846195802005953E-13 -4.063498751669492E-14 5.633800994361048E-14 -3.192625086466808E-15
tp -1.101305833856068E-13 2.846195802005953E-13 3.803016237880352E-10 5.617688457038996E-12 7.191896431860826E-11 9.826898637876327E-13
node 1.528658257336578E-14 -4.063498751669492E-14 5.617688457038996E-12 3.488829795206726E-10 -3.449626955051161E-10 1.726039634483695E-12
peri -2.144515216846767E-14 5.633800994361048E-14 7.191896431860826E-11 -3.449626955051161E-10 3.607487254113337E-10 -1.514980785156166E-12
i 1.189708332484795E-15 -3.192625086466808E-15 9.826898637876327E-13 1.726039634483695E-12 -1.514980785156166E-12 1.023009293911515E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.3   n/a MPO267706  
diameter diameter 52.8 km n/a n/a Yeomans E-mail 2001-Apr-04
GM GM 0.00689 km^3/s^2 0.00030 Yeomans et al. (1997) Science v.278, pp.2106-2109  
bulk density density 1.3 g/cm^3 0.2 Yeomans et al. (1997) Science v.278, pp.2106-2109 based on a nominal volume of 78000 km^3 (with lower/uppper limits of 67000/90000 km^3)
rotation period rot_per 417.7 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Mottola, S.; Sears, W.D.; Erikson, A.; Harris, A.W.; et al. (1995) Planet. Space Sci. 43, 1609-1613.]
[Pravec, P.; et al. (2005) Icarus 173, 108-131.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0436   0.004 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 20
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Cb   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)

253 Mathilde (A885 VA)          Discovered 1885-Nov-12 by Palisa, J. at Vienna
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A885 VA = 1949 OL1 = A915 TN 
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