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515 Athalia (A903 SH)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000515
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 41 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1756921474631097 3.3769e-08  
a 3.120856743854032 1.1723e-08 au
q 2.572546720601589 1.0886e-07 au
i 2.03847782874708 3.579e-06 deg
node 121.0913978648074 0.0001107 deg
peri 300.3011819756779 0.0001112 deg
M 357.4314032242311 1.0206e-05 deg
tp 2459014.868208114107
5.7107e-05 TDB
period 2013.766804456937
n .1787694579150058 1.0073e-09 deg/d
Q 3.669166767106475 1.3782e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3019  
   data-arc span      42776 days (117.11 yr)  
   first obs. used      1903-09-20  
   last obs. used      2020-10-31  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44411  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Nov-13 04:28:46  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.58623 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.66671 au 
 T_jup = 3.191 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.8   n/a MPO502158 IRAS observations used: 8
diameter diameter 41.190 km 0.146 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 10.636 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pilcher, F. (2015) Minor Planet Bull. 42, 91-94.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.039   0.004 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
B-V BV 0.875   0.029 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=9.50 deg.
U-B UB 0.415   0.050 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=1; phase=9.50 deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T I   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Cb   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)

515 Athalia (A903 SH)          Discovered 1903-Sep-20 by Wolf, M. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A903 SH = 1931 TQ = 1937 WO = 1937 WQ = 1937 WR = 1937 YH = 1953 TD = 1974 QA3 = 1977 CF 
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