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5914 Kathywhaler (1990 WK)
Classification: Outer Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2005914
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 6 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .08780451157139918 7.1919e-08  
a 3.540953179965773 5.7083e-08 AU
q 3.230041515501685 2.5966e-07 AU
i 10.37788959915062 7.9842e-06 deg
node 73.2569536456656 4.586e-05 deg
peri 247.3853721846256 7.3754e-05 deg
M 251.4959921810968 6.3992e-05 deg
tp 2457534.036928911856
(2016-May-25.53692891)
0.00044072 JED
period 2433.765348548372
6.66
5.8851e-05
1.611e-07
d
yr
n .1479189438762958 3.5768e-09 deg/d
Q 3.85186484442986 6.2095e-08 AU
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      921  
   data-arc span      18026 days (49.35 yr)  
   first obs. used      1964-11-30  
   last obs. used      2014-04-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-BIG16  
   condition code      0  
   fit RMS      .5002  
   data source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2014-Apr-17 13:49:23  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 2.23524 AU 
 T_jup = 3.086 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 10.80 mag n/a IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 11
diameter diameter 38.53 km 1.7 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 11
geometric albedo albedo 0.0570   0.005 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 11

5914 Kathywhaler           Discovered 1990 Nov. 20 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring.
Kathryn Anne Whaler (b. 1956), professor of geophysics at the University of Edinburgh, is known for using geomagnetism to probe the dynamics and thermal history of the earth's core, especially as observed from satellites, and for extending these techniques to Mars. She is Royal Astronomical Society president, 2004-2006.
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Reference: 20060613/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2008-05-22

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Alternate Designations
 1990 WK = 1964 VV2 = 1984 YV1 
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