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Volume 430, Number 1, January IV 2005
Page(s) 319 - 325
Section Celestial mechanics and astrometry
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361:20035872

A&A 430, 319-325 (2005)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361:20035872

Determination of the mass of (4) Vesta based on new close approaches

A. Kovacevic

Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro
    e-mail: andjelka@matf.bg.ac.yu

(Received 16 February 2004 / Accepted 2 September 2004)

Here I present a new attempt to determine the mass of (4) Vesta, based on its close approaches with relatively well observed minor planets: (3057) Malaren, (5205) 1988CU7, (8331) Dawkins and (21225) 1995GQ1. The obtained values for the mass of (4) Vesta are comparable with earlier determined ones.

Key words: celestial mechanics -- astrometry

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