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74 Galatea (A862 QA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000074
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 97 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2358492879283149 2.7878e-08  
a 2.78026337499176 7.0703e-09 au
q 2.124540237746779 7.6982e-08 au
i 4.070703541577325 3.1928e-06 deg
node 197.1434013894793 5.2783e-05 deg
peri 174.5382204238516 5.335e-05 deg
M 359.6915800714752 9.4931e-06 deg
tp 2459001.950665445260
(2020-Jun-01.45066545)
4.4654e-05 TDB
period 1693.274370405912
4.64
6.4591e-06
1.768e-08
d
yr
n .2126058282649732 8.1099e-10 deg/d
Q 3.43598651223674 8.7378e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      3025  
   data-arc span      56914 days (155.82 yr)  
   first obs. used      1864-01-30  
   last obs. used      2019-11-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .49207  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Feb-22 15:16:27  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.12477 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.03091 au 
 T_jup = 3.289 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 8.7   n/a MPO492749 IRAS observations used: 9
diameter diameter 118.71 km 2.8 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 9
rotation period rot_per 17.268 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Pilcher, F. (2008) Minor Planet Bull. 35, 135-138.]
[Pilcher, F. (2009) Minor Planet Bull. 36, 133-136.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.0431   0.002 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 9
B-V BV 0.686   0.027 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=2.33, mean=4.63, max.=6.93) deg.
U-B UB 0.320   0.088 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=2; phase (min.=2.33, mean=4.63, max.=6.93) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T C   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 2 color indices
SMASSII spectral type spec_B C   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)

74 Galatea (A862 QA)          Discovered 1862-Aug-29 by Tempel, E. W. at Marseille
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 A862 QA = A908 OC 
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