453 Tea

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Not to be confused with 405 Thia.
453 Tea
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery site Nice
Discovery date February 22, 1900
Designations
MPC designation 453
1900 FA
Minor planet category Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 27, 2011
Aphelion 2.420614491451211 AU
Perihelion 1.947289669046115 AU
2.183952080248663 AU
Eccentricity 0.1083642875422441
1178.862313867092 d
3.23 a
129.079678585004°
Inclination 5.555727802417551°
11.78885424982961°
220.1459025596231°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 20.93 km
6.812 h
Albedo 0.1827
Spectral type
S
10.86

453 Tea is an S-type asteroid[2] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt. Its diameter is about 21 km and it has an albedo of 0.183.[3] Its rotation period is 6.4 hours.[4]

In the 1980s Tea was considered as a target for the planned French Vesta spacecraft.[5] The spacecraft was not built.

Tea was discovered by Auguste Charlois on February 22, 1900. Its provisional name was 1900 FA. It is unknown after what it was named.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 453 Tea (1900 FA)
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  6. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer. p. 51. ISBN 3-540-00238-3.