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 22 February 1900
Designations
MPC designation 453
1900 FA
Main belt (Flora family)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 31 July 2016 (JD 2457600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 116.15 yr (42424 d)
Aphelion 2.4219 AU (362.31 Gm)
Perihelion 1.9452 AU (291.00 Gm)
2.1836 AU (326.66 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1092
3.23 yr (1178.6 d)
318.7251°
0° 18m 19.8s / day
Inclination 5.5512°
11.7240°
220.40893°
Earth MOID 0.9386 AU (140.41 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.5693 AU (384.36 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.665
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 20.93±1.1 km
6.811 ± 0.001 h (0.283792 ± 4.2×10−5 d)[2]
0.1827±0.022
S
10.5

453 Tea is an S-type asteroid[3] belonging to the Flora family in the Main Belt.[2] Its diameter is about 21 km and it has an albedo of 0.183.[4] Its rotation period is 6.4 hours.[5]

In the 1980s Tea was considered as a target for the planned French Vesta spacecraft.[6] 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.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "453 Tea (1900 FA)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 10 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Kryszczynska, A.; et al. (October 2012). "Do Slivan states exist in the Flora family?. I. Photometric survey of the Flora region". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 546: 51. Bibcode:2012A&A...546A..72K. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201219199. A72. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-03-15. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-01-17. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-06-14. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Berlin, Heidelberg, New York: Springer. p. 51. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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