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5382 McKay (1991 JR2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005382
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 8 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .0938781743389764 7.0579e-08  
a 2.627582080633737 1.9213e-08 AU
q 2.380909471978033 1.834e-07 AU
i 12.79176493855834 7.7039e-06 deg
node 169.0911449939948 2.4934e-05 deg
peri 11.56991926154773 3.8274e-05 deg
M 235.303396300124 2.9342e-05 deg
tp 2457539.371218503781
(2016-May-30.87121850)
0.00012769 JED
period 1555.725119252418
4.26
1.7063e-05
4.672e-08
d
yr
n .2314033472526258 2.538e-09 deg/d
Q 2.874254689289442 2.1017e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1039  
   data-arc span      15720 days (43.04 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-10-14  
   last obs. used      2014-10-28  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .50873  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Nov-10 12:58:53  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.38725 AU 
 T_jup = 3.360 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5 mag n/a MPO302097  

5382 McKay           Discovered 1991 May 8 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.
Named for Christopher P. McKay (b. 1954), space scientist and exobiologist at NASA-Ames Research Center. McKay has made numerous seminal contributions to planetary science and the search for zones of life in the solar system, with a special interest in Mars, Titan, comets and microbial life in hostile environments on the earth. Name suggested and citation prepared by D. I. Steel.
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Reference: 19980411/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2009-11-17

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Alternate Designations
 1991 JR2 = 1952 DK1 = 1971 TK2 
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