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488 Kreusa (A902 MC)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000488
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 104 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1585210385173193 3.8859e-08  
a 3.169597606682481 1.3131e-08 au
q 2.667149702389165 1.2093e-07 au
i 11.51875981227871 4.8898e-06 deg
node 84.22160270566575 2.2272e-05 deg
peri 71.84196734459486 2.7309e-05 deg
M 81.8511638690203 1.4994e-05 deg
tp 2458531.873352029643
(2019-Feb-17.37335203)
8.5852e-05 TDB
period 2061.126382262497
5.64
1.2808e-05
3.507e-08
d
yr
n .1746617786750312 1.0854e-09 deg/d
Q 3.672045510975797 1.5212e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2414  
   data-arc span      43539 days (119.20 yr)  
   first obs. used      1901-02-13  
   last obs. used      2020-04-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43446  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 01:06:36  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.70553 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.51866 au 
 T_jup = 3.152 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.0   n/a MPO492754 IRAS observations used: 20
diameter diameter 168.117 km 2.062 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
rotation period rot_per 32.645 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Stephens, R.D. (2014) Minor Planet Bull. 41, 226-230.]
[Pilcher, F. (2019) Minor Planet Bull. 46, 360-363.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.047   0.006 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2012ApJ...759L...8M)  
B-V BV 0.691   0.006 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=7.94, mean=12.60, max.=17.25) deg.
U-B UB 0.368   0.030 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=7.94, mean=12.60, max.=17.25) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T C   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 4 color indices

488 Kreusa (A902 MC)          Discovered 1902-Jun-26 by Wolf, M. and Carnera, L. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A902 MC = 1947 KH = 1977 YD = A901 CA = A905 XA 
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