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306 Unitas
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000306
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 36 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1507919025975553 3.8532e-08  
a 2.357924743593614 2.9623e-09 au
q 2.002368785325281 9.0789e-08 au
i 7.277327938972727 4.5278e-06 deg
node 141.8654748069217 3.4478e-05 deg
peri 167.7898652425528 3.7852e-05 deg
M 1.432882632356321 1.6737e-05 deg
tp 2458595.236174851457
(2019-Apr-21.73617485)
6.1484e-05 TDB
period 1322.492862070083
3.62
2.4922e-06
6.823e-09
d
yr
n .2722131894432277 5.1298e-10 deg/d
Q 2.713480701861948 3.409e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2628  
   data-arc span      46984 days (128.64 yr)  
   first obs. used      1891-03-12  
   last obs. used      2019-10-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .51992  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-07 01:51:56  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .98785 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.54435 au 
 T_jup = 3.527 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.96   n/a IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 32
diameter diameter 47.200 km 0.130 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
rotation period rot_per 8.736 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Harris, A.W.; Young, J.W. (1983) Icarus 54, 59-109.]
[Hainaut-Rouelle, M.-C.; Hainaut, O.R.; Detal, A. (1995) Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 112, 125-142.]
[Piironen, J.; Lagerkvist, C.-I.; Erikson, A.; Oja, T.; et al. (1998) Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 128, 525-540.]
[Koff, R.A. (2004) Minor Planet Bull. 31, 58-60.]
[Behrend, R. (2005) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Durech, J. (2006) IAU 2006, poster paper.]
[Durech, J.; Kaasalainen, M.; Herald, D.; Dunham, D.; et al. (2011) Icarus 214, 652-670.]
[Behrend, R. (2015) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Behrend, R. (2018) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
geometric albedo albedo 0.201   0.013 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2014ApJ...791..121M)  
B-V BV 0.864   0.031 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=4; phase (min.=6.89, mean=11.82, max.=22.56) deg.
U-B UB 0.453   0.016 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=4; phase (min.=6.89, mean=11.82, max.=22.56) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices
SMASSII spectral type spec_B S   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)

306 Unitas          Discovered 1891-Mar-01 by Millosevich, E. at Rome
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29
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