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209 Dido (A879 UC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000209
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 110 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0557794315209361 2.4111e-08  
a 3.148833361753645 1.1613e-08 au
q 2.973193226880869 8.0478e-08 au
i 7.169539479856793 1.0348e-06 deg
node .6400550037477813 8.4249e-06 deg
peri 249.6496425626067 1.7679e-05 deg
M 267.4367908642827 1.7534e-05 deg
tp 2459921.257731921402
(2022-Dec-07.75773192)
0.00010024 TDB
period 2040.905725456412
5.59
1.1291e-05
3.091e-08
d
yr
n .1763922730529321 9.7585e-10 deg/d
Q 3.324473496626422 1.2261e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3482  
   data-arc span      51728 days (141.62 yr)  
   first obs. used      1879-10-26  
   last obs. used      2021-06-11  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .41022  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 10:41:40  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.96995 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.7158 au 
 T_jup = 3.194 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.26   n/a MPO614063 IRAS observations used: 20
diameter diameter 179.008 km 1.060 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 5.7366 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Behrend, R. (2001) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Behrend, R. (2002) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Behrend, R. (2004) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Warner, B.D. (2005) Minor Planet Bull. 32, 90-92.]
[Behrend, R. (2010) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link (CALL) (2011) http://www.minorplanetobserver.com/DATA/submissions_results.htm]
geometric albedo albedo 0.028   0.004 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
B-V BV 0.691   0.019 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=5; phase (min.=2.98, mean=7.14, max.=12.26) deg.
U-B UB 0.294   0.034 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=5; phase (min.=2.98, mean=7.14, max.=12.26) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T C   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Xc   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)

209 Dido (A879 UC)          Discovered 1879-Oct-22 by Peters, C. H. F. at Clinton
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A879 UC = A909 AB = A909 GB = A912 RB 
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