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1078 Mentha (1926 XB)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2001078
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1380149700660816 3.9745e-08  
a 2.269920164494435 6.699e-09 au
q 1.956637200939341 9.1595e-08 au
i 7.371573815882763 4.3342e-06 deg
node 93.84429540991418 3.3593e-05 deg
peri 43.48816899521082 3.743e-05 deg
M 315.0743178824187 1.8123e-05 deg
tp 2458756.385772767514
6.3181e-05 TDB
period 1249.149162597654
n .2881961664621109 1.2758e-09 deg/d
Q 2.58320312804953 7.6235e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2117  
   data-arc span      34977 days (95.76 yr)  
   first obs. used      1924-03-03  
   last obs. used      2019-12-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44732  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Dec-13 20:53:17  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .978519 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.46278 au 
 T_jup = 3.590 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.4   n/a MPO502163  
diameter diameter 12.619 km 0.242 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 85. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Wisniewski, W.Z.; Michalowski, T.M.; Harris, A.W.; McMillan, R.S. (1997) Icarus 126, 395-449; 1995, Lunar & Planetary Sci. XXVI, 1511-1512.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.262   0.041 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
B-V BV 0.889   0.021 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=5.02 deg.
U-B UB 0.490   0.027 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=5.02 deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices

1078 Mentha (1926 XB)          Discovered 1926-Dec-07 by Reinmuth, K. at Heidelberg
In 1958 A. Patry, Nice, found that planet 864 Aase, discovered 1917 Feb. 13 by M. Wolf, Heidelberg, is identical with 1078 Mentha, discovered 1926 Dec. 7 by K. Reinmuth, Heidelberg. This object retains the latter designation 1078 Mentha. In 1974 the designation 864 Aase was assigned to planet 1921 KE, discovered 1921 Sept. 30 by K. Reinmuth and newly catalogued.
Note: "planet" implies "minor planet"
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1926 XB = 1951 CF1 = 1952 LD = A917 CB = A924 EP 
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