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8026 Johnmckay (1991 JA1)
Classification: Inner Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2008026
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 27 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .07512837139111615 4.721e-08  
a 1.924969270737601 5.8142e-09 au
q 1.78034946444914 9.078e-08 au
i 19.93520680518887 5.5512e-06 deg
node 217.700606916615 1.0778e-05 deg
peri 145.8795188515965 3.1451e-05 deg
M 190.2028319081204 3.1932e-05 deg
tp 2459460.610421751939
(2021-Sep-03.11042175)
8.7452e-05 TDB
period 975.5153969415321
2.67
4.4197e-06
1.21e-08
d
yr
n .3690356924438956 1.6719e-09 deg/d
Q 2.069589077026061 6.251e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1325  
   data-arc span      11140 days (30.50 yr)  
   first obs. used      1989-10-27  
   last obs. used      2020-04-27  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46369  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-May-20 02:53:00  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = .799772 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 3.17318 au 
 T_jup = 3.843 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.9   n/a MPO337323  
diameter diameter 1.690 km 0.239 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 372. h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2019-August); Warner et al., 2009 Published Reference List:
[Warner, B.D. (2011) Minor Planet Bull. 38, 33-36.]
[Warner, B.D. (2015) Minor Planet Bull. 42, 267-276.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.815   0.196 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

8026 Johnmckay           Discovered 1991 May 8 by E. F. Helin at Palomar.
NASA research pilot John McKay (1922-1975) was the fifth pilot to fly the X-15 and made a total of 29 flights. Before joining the X-15 program, he made 46 flights in the X-1 and D-558-II Skyrocket. In 2005 McKay received posthumous NASA astronaut wings for a flight that reached an altitude of 89900 metres.
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Reference: 20120207/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2012-02-09

Alternate Designations
 1991 JA1 = 1989 UF2 
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