Determination of the mass of (4) Vesta based on new close approaches
Department of Astronomy, Faculty of Mathematics, University of Belgrade, Studentski trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro e-mail: email@example.com
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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