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545 Messalina (A904 TC)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000545
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 45 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1696453725851986 3.2919e-08  
a 3.202996242634669 1.4824e-08 au
q 2.65962275166392 1.0596e-07 au
i 11.20185577279826 4.3397e-06 deg
node 333.616016879441 1.729e-05 deg
peri 330.8662654607402 2.1432e-05 deg
M 117.2140872135758 1.311e-05 deg
tp 2457918.773180348966
7.6729e-05 TDB
period 2093.789756065662
n .1719370337719382 1.1936e-09 deg/d
Q 3.746369733605418 1.7339e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2680  
   data-arc span      42060 days (115.15 yr)  
   first obs. used      1904-10-03  
   last obs. used      2019-11-29  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44318  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-03 20:08:49  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.65067 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.58823 au 
 T_jup = 3.141 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.84   n/a IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 11
diameter diameter 112.631 km 1.223 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 7.2 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Di Martino, M. (1984) Icarus 60, 541-546.]
[Weidenschilling, S.J.; Chapman, C.R.; Davis, D.R.; Greenberg, R.; et al. (1990) Icarus 86, 402-447.]
[Behrend, R. (2006) Observatoire de Geneve web site,]
geometric albedo albedo 0.041   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
B-V BV 0.686   0.038 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=13.94, mean=14.07, max.=14.21) deg.
U-B UB 0.343   0.058 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=13.94 deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T CD   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 2 color indices
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)

545 Messalina (A904 TC)          Discovered 1904-Oct-03 by Gotz, P. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A904 TC = 1949 YH = 1973 YO4 
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