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3691 Bede (1982 FT)
Classification: Amor [NEO]          SPK-ID: 2003691
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 425 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2841527256198844 4.6413e-08  
a 1.774446529784032 4.3436e-09 au
q 1.270232711879154 8.3784e-08 au
i 20.35728348975071 5.6543e-06 deg
node 348.7552865145778 9.2881e-06 deg
peri 234.9387480375438 1.2749e-05 deg
M 231.2033377042155 1.0981e-05 deg
tp 2458909.383642724226
2.7051e-05 TDB
period 863.3617471029814
n .4169746936414353 1.531e-09 deg/d
Q 2.27866034768891 5.5779e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2250  
   data-arc span      16229 days (44.43 yr)  
   first obs. used      1975-06-09  
   last obs. used      2019-11-14  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .41105  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Nov-15 07:22:52  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .351907 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.83124 au 
 T_jup = 3.982 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.7   n/a MPO337281  
diameter diameter 4.3 km n/a Hazards due to Comets and Asteroids (1994), Ed. T. Gehrels, pp.540-543 based on assumed medium albedo (0.15)
rotation period rot_per 226.8 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:
[Pravec, P.; Wolf, M.; Sarounova, L. (1998) Icarus 136, 124-153.]
[Pravec, P.; et al. (2005) Icarus 173, 108-131.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.515   0.109 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[neos] (  
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)

3691 Bede           Discovered 1982 Mar. 29 by L. E. Gonzalez at Cerro El Roble.
The Venerable Bede (c. 672-735), the "Father of English History" who popularized the A.D. reckoning of years, compiled a history of England since the time of Caesar. The name follows a suggestion by B. Hafferty in the BBC Word of Mouth competition in this centenary year of St. Bede's School, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
NOTE: some special characters may not display properly (any characters within {} are an attempt to place the proper accent above a character)
Reference: 20000523/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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