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642 Clara (A907 RJ)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000642
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2458600.5 (2019-Apr-27.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 29 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1227149142962967 4.1026e-08  
a 3.197463736471133 1.603e-08 au
q 2.805087248084561 1.3267e-07 au
i 8.149713474546761 5.5294e-06 deg
node 5.747527067470222 2.8929e-05 deg
peri 119.3719486163617 3.5894e-05 deg
M 118.6907694934914 2.0757e-05 deg
tp 2457911.972464626737
(2017-Jun-07.47246463)
0.00012055 TDB
period 2088.36722343406
5.72
1.5705e-05
4.3e-08
d
yr
n .1723834754541037 1.2964e-09 deg/d
Q 3.589840224857705 1.7998e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2311  
   data-arc span      40884 days (111.93 yr)  
   first obs. used      1907-09-11  
   last obs. used      2019-08-18  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .43892  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-Sep-23 19:10:41  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.83185 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.49634 au 
 T_jup = 3.168 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 9.98   n/a IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 14
diameter diameter 33.36 km 1.5 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 14
rotation period rot_per 8.2308 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-January); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[LeCrone, C.; Mills, G.; Ditteon, R. (2005) Minor Planet Bull. 32, 62-64.]
[Behrend, R. (2006) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
geometric albedo albedo 0.1617   0.015 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 14
B-V BV 0.897   0.106 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=4.37, mean=4.43, max.=4.49) deg.
U-B UB 0.417   0.040 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=4.37, mean=4.43, max.=4.49) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T S   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 2 color indices
SMASSII spectral type spec_B L   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)

642 Clara (A907 RJ)          Discovered 1907-Sep-08 by Wolf, M. at Heidelberg
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Alternate Designations
 A907 RJ = 1949 BS 
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