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2431 Skovoroda (1978 PF3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002431
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Orbit Viewer applet originally written and kindly provided by Osamu Ajiki (AstroArts), and further modified by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2818817702549321 2.8846e-08  
a 2.6451619676015 1.0275e-08 au
q 1.89953902956297 7.6386e-08 au
i 2.975457818412082 3.6279e-06 deg
node 328.7064740394856 6.4635e-05 deg
peri 340.2388873538814 6.5043e-05 deg
M 267.6035717198629 9.9819e-06 deg
tp 2459403.801199766899
4.4828e-05 TDB
period 1571.364116758782
n .2291003060083643 1.3349e-09 deg/d
Q 3.390784905640031 1.3171e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2821  
   data-arc span      26184 days (71.69 yr)  
   first obs. used      1948-10-08  
   last obs. used      2020-06-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44504  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Jun-23 15:45:05  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .885297 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.89574 au 
 T_jup = 3.333 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.7   n/a MPO337268  
diameter diameter 7.652 km 0.393 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 3.13 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); 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] (  

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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