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5382 McKay (1991 JR2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005382
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457600.5 (2016-Jul-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 18 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .09413354677072806 6.267e-08  
a 2.628854300209173 1.4679e-08 au
q 2.381390920987003 1.6801e-07 au
i 12.79297025168403 6.4606e-06 deg
node 169.08549503 2.0069e-05 deg
peri 11.09366987952187 3.2436e-05 deg
M 14.54746763925347 2.3988e-05 deg
tp 2457537.588056614927
(2016-May-29.08805662)
0.00010378 JED
period 1556.855129721289
4.26
1.3039e-05
3.57e-08
d
yr
n .231235388012273 1.9367e-09 deg/d
Q 2.876317679431343 1.606e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1324  
   data-arc span      16255 days (44.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1971-10-14  
   last obs. used      2016-04-15  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .48604  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2016-Apr-25 12:51:54  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.38593 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.08843 au 
 T_jup = 3.359 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 12.5 mag n/a MPO302097  
rotation period rot_per 21.4862 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2016-February); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2016) Astron. J. 150, A75.]

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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