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2368 Beltrovata (1977 RA)
Classification: Amor [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2002368
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 285 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .4133393594370557 6.5384e-08  
a 2.105234588766412 5.1932e-09 au
q 1.23505827238097 1.3584e-07 au
i 5.223593109010203 4.8853e-06 deg
node 287.3381103564062 4.8425e-05 deg
peri 43.02132672187226 5.0859e-05 deg
M 66.96421713700796 2.6544e-05 deg
tp 2458992.965899378881
(2020-May-23.46589938)
8.1591e-05 TDB
period 1115.704467517967
3.05
4.1283e-06
1.13e-08
d
yr
n .3226660916764705 1.1939e-09 deg/d
Q 2.975410905151855 7.3397e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1325  
   data-arc span      15871 days (43.45 yr)  
   first obs. used      1977-09-04  
   last obs. used      2021-02-16  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .54251  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 13:42:08  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .231457 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.41896 au 
 T_jup = 3.625 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 15.09   n/a E2021B10  
diameter diameter 2.3 km n/a Hazards due to Comets and Asteroids (1994), Ed. T. Gehrels, pp.540-543  
rotation period rot_per 5.9 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:
[Bowell, E. (1977) IAUC 3111.]
[Erikson, A.; Mottola, S.; Lagerros, J.S.V.; Lindgren, M.; et al. (2000) Icarus 147, 487-497.]
[Pal, A.; Szakats, R.; Kiss, C.; Bodi, A.; et al. (2019) Ap. J. Supl. Ser. 247, id.26.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.27   n/a Hazards due to Comets and Asteroids (1994), Ed. T. Gehrels, pp.540-543  
B-V BV 0.830   0.007 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=3; phase (min.=17.26, mean=21.25, max.=29.19) deg.
U-B UB 0.520   0.057 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=17.26, mean=17.28, max.=17.29) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T SQ   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 2 color indices

2368 Beltrovata           Discovered 1977 Sept. 4 by P. Wild at Zimmerwald.
This Amor object shares the name given by the Zurich-born writer Gottfried Keller to his friend Betty Tendering. Keller's novel "Der Grune Heinrich" contains a comparable character in Dortchen Schonfund.
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Reference: MPC 6209Last Updated: 2006-03-21

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