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2431 Skovoroda (1978 PF3)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002431
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 31 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2815350838808819 3.0704e-08  
a 2.646020904689603 1.1155e-08 au
q 1.901073187337249 8.0386e-08 au
i 2.974619866635086 3.7211e-06 deg
node 328.7056587316732 7.3006e-05 deg
peri 340.1961198095487 7.3364e-05 deg
M 176.0297860549875 9.7662e-06 deg
tp 2457831.773250214792
(2017-Mar-19.27325021)
4.0721e-05 TDB
period 1572.129559006722
4.30
9.9414e-06
2.722e-08
d
yr
n .2289887610964134 1.448e-09 deg/d
Q 3.390968622041957 1.4295e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2464  
   data-arc span      25779 days (70.58 yr)  
   first obs. used      1948-10-08  
   last obs. used      2019-05-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .45866  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-29 20:53:04  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .886015 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.8927 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] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 3.13 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); 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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