453 Tea

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453 Tea
Discovery
Discovered by Auguste Charlois
Discovery site Nice
Discovery date February 22, 1900
Designations
MPC designation 453
Alternative names 1900 FA
Minor planet category Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 27, 2011
Aphelion 2.420614491451211 AU
Perihelion 1.947289669046115 AU
Semi-major axis 2.183952080248663 AU
Eccentricity 0.1083642875422441
Orbital period 1178.862313867092 d
3.23 a
Mean anomaly 129.079678585004°
Inclination 5.555727802417551°
Longitude of ascending node 11.78885424982961°
Argument of perihelion 220.1459025596231°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 20.93 km
Rotation period 6.812 h
Albedo 0.1827
Spectral type S
Absolute magnitude (H) 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.