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2431 Skovoroda (1978 PF3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002431
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2819708646916578 2.882e-08  
a 2.644971660534558 1.0178e-08 au
q 1.899166714328699 7.6357e-08 au
i 2.975493292634458 3.6254e-06 deg
node 328.7071675017243 6.4588e-05 deg
peri 340.2588273173663 6.4997e-05 deg
M 313.4154854163305 1.0123e-05 deg
tp 2459403.814819512074
(2021-Jul-08.31481951)
4.4818e-05 TDB
period 1571.194541329512
4.30
9.0689e-06
2.483e-08
d
yr
n .2291250322798191 1.3225e-09 deg/d
Q 3.390776606740418 1.3048e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2840  
   data-arc span      26236 days (71.83 yr)  
   first obs. used      1948-10-08  
   last obs. used      2020-08-07  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44445  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 19:05:18  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .882933 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.89567 au 
 T_jup = 3.333 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.78   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 7.652 km 0.393 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 3.13 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Chang, C.-K.; Lin, H.-W.; Ip, W.-H.; Prince, T.A.; et al. (2016) Astrophys. J. Sup. Ser. 227, A20.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.302   0.062 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

2431 Skovoroda (1978 PF3)          Discovered 1978-Aug-08 by Chernykh, N. at Nauchnyj
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 1978 PF3 = 1948 RL1 = 1948 RZ = 1948 TB = 1951 EK = 1974 SX4 = 1974 WL1 
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