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2 Pallas (A802 FA)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2000002
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 40 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2297500068672678 3.1921e-08  
a 2.774381675128922 4.2551e-09 au
q 2.13696746621563 8.8319e-08 au
i 34.854459486688 3.4569e-06 deg
node 172.9658838703218 6.2671e-06 deg
peri 310.2881128581827 9.1252e-06 deg
M 187.5863503676862 8.9153e-06 deg
tp 2460008.882460540304
4.2748e-05 TDB
period 1687.903982168052
n .2132822742307847 4.9067e-10 deg/d
Q 3.411795884042214 5.2327e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      8752  
   data-arc span      78963 days (216.19 yr)  
   first obs. used      1804-08-27  
   last obs. used      2020-11-05  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .35344  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Feb-24 00:42:38  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.23487 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.84906 au 
 T_jup = 3.042 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 4.21   n/a E2021B10 IRAS observations used: 19
magnitude slope G 0.11   n/a PDS3 (MPC 17257) Fit
diameter diameter 545 km 18 see ref. for extent computed from extent=582x556x500 km
extent extent 582x556x500 km 18 Schmidt et al. 2008, LPSC XXXIX  
GM GM 14.3 km^3/s^2 n/a JPL IOM 312.F01-006  
rotation period rot_per 7.8132 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Schroll, A.; Haupt, H.F.; Maitzen, H.M. (1976) Icarus 27, 147-156.]
[Chang, Y.C.; Zhou, X.-h.; Yang, X.-y.; Zhang, Y.-y.; et al. (1981) Acta Astron. Sin. 22, 169-173; Chin. Astron. Astrophys. 5, 434-437.]
[Magnusson, P. (1986) Icarus 68, 1-39.]
[Lagerkvist, C.I.; Magnusson, P.; Williams, I.P.; Buontempo, M.E.; et al. (1988) Astron. Astrophys. Suppl. Ser. 73, 395-405.]
[Torppa, J.; Kaasalainen, M.; Michalowski, T.; Kwiatkowski, T.; et al. (2003) Icarus 164, 346-383.]
[Higley, S.; Hardersen, P.; Dyvig, R. (2008) Minor Planet Bull. 35, 63-66.]
[Carry, B.; Dumas, C.; Kaasalainen, M.; Berthier, J.; et al. (2010) Icarus 205, 460-472.]
[Durech, J.; Kaasalainen, M.; Herald, D.; Dunham, D.; et al. (2011) Icarus 214, 652-670.]
[Hanus, J.; Viikinkoski, M.; Marchis, F.; Durech, J.; et al (2017) Astron. Astrophys. 601, A114.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.101   0.008 EAR_A_COMPIL_5_NEOWISEDIAM_V1_0[mainbelt] (  
B-V BV 0.635   0.031 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=32; phase (min.=.19, mean=13.73, max.=25.65) deg.
U-B UB 0.284   0.018 EAR-A-5-DDR-UBV-MEAN-VALUES-V1.2 #obs=14; phase (min.=7.23, mean=14.81, max.=25.65) deg.
Tholen spectral type spec_T B   n/a EAR-A-5-DDR-TAXONOMY-V4.0 used 7 color indices; used ground-based radiometric albedo
SMASSII spectral type spec_B B   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)

2 Pallas (A802 FA)          Discovered 1802-Mar-28 by Olbers, H. W. at Bremen
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

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