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66 Maja (A861 GA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000066
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 55 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1731413923651406 2.3507e-08  
a 2.644903703729681 5.1281e-09 au
q 2.186961393794207 6.0915e-08 au
i 3.046288047116409 2.1183e-07 deg
node 7.494021044995141 5.7017e-06 deg
peri 43.84026619037294 9.0403e-06 deg
M 156.6501950440984 3.2259e-06 deg
tp 2458516.837650477502
(2019-Feb-02.33765048)
1.3578e-05 TDB
period 1571.13398906918
4.30
4.5693e-06
1.251e-08
d
yr
n .2291338628688711 6.6639e-10 deg/d
Q 3.102846013665155 6.016e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3461  
   data-arc span      58404 days (159.90 yr)  
   first obs. used      1861-04-10  
   last obs. used      2021-03-06  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44625  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Apr-12 10:14:28  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.198 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.27726 au 
 T_jup = 3.370 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 9.54   n/a E2021B10 IRAS observations used: 17
diameter diameter 71.82 km 5.3 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 17
rotation period rot_per 9.73509 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Barucci, M.A.; Fulchignoni, M.; Di Martino, M. (1989) Bull. Amer. Astron. Soc. 21, 963.]
[Di Martino, M.; Ferreri, W.; Fulchignoni, M.; De Angelis, G.; et al. (1990) Icarus 87, 372-376.]
[Riccioli, D.; Blanco, C.; Cigna, M. (2001) Planet. Space Sci. 49, 657-671.]
[Behrend, R. (2007) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Ditteon, R.; Hawkins, S. (2007) Minor Planet Bull. 34, 59-64.]
[Behrend, R. (2009) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Behrend, R. (2011) Observatoire de Geneve web site, http://obswww.unige.ch/~behrend/page_cou.html]
[Hanus, J.; Durech, J.; Oszkiewicz, D.A.; Behrend, R.; et al. (2016) Astron. Astrophys. 586, A108.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.016   0.005 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2016AJ....152...63N)  
B-V BV 0.697   0.025 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=4; phase (min.=2.85, mean=7.08, max.=9.86) deg.
U-B UB 0.360   0.046 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=4; phase (min.=2.85, mean=7.08, max.=9.86) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T C   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo
SMASSII spectral type spec_B Ch   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)

66 Maja (A861 GA)          Discovered 1861-Apr-09 by Tuttle, H. P. at Cambridge
Apr. 10, given by some authorities, is the civil date.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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Close-Approach Data   ...sorted by Date/Time (TDB)
Date/Time (TDB) Time Uncertainty
(days_HH:MM)
Body Nominal Distance (au) Minimum Distance (au) Maximum Distance (au) V-relative (km/s) V-infinity (km/s) JD (TDB) Time Uncertainty (minutes) Semi-major axis (km) Semi-minor axis (km) range-LOV angle (deg) N-sigma BP Orbit Ref. Reference Modified
1933-Sep-01 23:35 < 00:01 Vesta 0.025792567472982 0.0257888271184704 0.0257963078295744 5.1387520287142 5.13875113099112 2427317.482697622 0.692446365766034 186.344785807053 28.4001780005072 -3.45948633258642 22175.135580245 T 55 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 10:15:54 2021-Apr-12 10:15
2118-Oct-20 09:02 00:01 Vesta 0.0358069429680856 0.0358027920191449 0.0358110944922018 5.46823202225364 5.46823141456596 2494935.876297775 1.08552793164254 307.663232874923 28.1656288473473 48.0825894345579 141667.222459893 T 55 CATAB v2.0f-lin.ifort 2021-Apr-12 10:15:54 2021-Apr-12 10:15

Alternate Designations
 A861 GA = 1947 FO = 1974 KR = 1992 OX10 = A902 UF = A906 QD 
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