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17260 Kusnirak (2000 JQ58)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2017260
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 51 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .1830460322716828 2.9607e-08  
a 2.205464755290067 5.5468e-09 au
q 1.801763182519183 6.5042e-08 au
i 5.283499322401911 3.8626e-06 deg
node 199.8370244984204 3.2097e-05 deg
peri 290.4835507681121 3.3596e-05 deg
M 141.8185498358641 9.2005e-06 deg
tp 2458529.219848761291
3.0454e-05 TDB
period 1196.323433304703
n .3009219663996233 1.1352e-09 deg/d
Q 2.609166328060952 6.5621e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2264  
   data-arc span      25374 days (69.47 yr)  
   first obs. used      1949-11-19  
   last obs. used      2019-05-10  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46186  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2019-May-30 02:30:06  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .824292 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.45905 au 
 T_jup = 3.634 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.4   n/a MPO473996  
rotation period rot_per 3.1285 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Higgins, D.; Pravec, P.; Kusnirak, P.; Galad, A.; et al. (2006) CBET 431.]
[Higgins, D.J. (2011)]
[Pravec, P.; Scheirich, P.; Vokrouhlicky, D.; Harris, A.W.; et al. (2012) Icarus 218, 125-143. See also supplemental on-line material.]

17260 Kušnirák           Discovered 2000 May 6 by the Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team at Socorro.
Peter Kušnirák (b. 1974) is a prolific asteroid photometrist who has worked at Ondřejov since 1999. He is the principal discoverer of two binary asteroids and co-discoverer of several others, using the photometry technique. He is a discoverer or co-discoverer of nearly 300 asteroids. Name suggested by P. Pravec and A. Harris.
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Reference: MPC batch dated 2016-06-20Last Updated: 2016-06-21

Alternate Designations
 2000 JQ58 = 1970 CK = 1970 EU1 = 1998 VQ12 
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