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2245 Hekatostos (1968 BC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002245
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 38 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1337342572155548 2.9038e-08  
a 2.636070516722663 1.0392e-08 au
q 2.283537584200934 7.6119e-08 au
i 11.85093791262062 6.1512e-07 deg
node 85.18109661647351 3.9866e-06 deg
peri 316.688535282038 6.9214e-06 deg
M 236.5617817309595 7.9059e-06 deg
tp 2459932.520137913640
3.6476e-05 TDB
period 1563.26988800444
n .2302865313036578 1.3618e-09 deg/d
Q 2.988603449244392 1.1782e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2580  
   data-arc span      22844 days (62.54 yr)  
   first obs. used      1958-12-04  
   last obs. used      2021-06-20  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .38977  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Jul-08 13:30:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.30835 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.40001 au 
 T_jup = 3.355 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 11.82   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 29.28 km 1.0 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 10
rotation period rot_per 20.61 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:
[Klinglesmith, D.A. III; DeHart, A.; Hanowell, J.; Hendrickx, S. (2015) Minor Planet Bull. 42, 158-159.]
[Pal, A.; Szakats, R.; Kiss, C.; Bodi, A.; et al. (2019) Ap. J. Supl. Ser. 247, id.26.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0622   0.005 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 10

2245 Hekatostos           Discovered 1968 Jan. 24 by L. I. Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory.
The Greek ordinal number acknowledges this as the 100th minor planet to be numbered as a result of the joint observational program of the Institute for Theoretical Astronomy in Leningrad and the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory at Nauchnij.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: MPC 5850Last Updated: 2006-03-21

Alternate Designations
 1968 BC = 1930 FA = 1958 XC = 1966 QV = 1971 XC 
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