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2322 Kitt Peak (1954 UQ2)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2002322
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459000.5 (2020-May-31.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 35 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .04101336226724558 2.9257e-08  
a 2.292015357984249 6.3818e-09 au
q 2.19801210178515 6.7576e-08 au
i 2.404747849653945 3.26e-06 deg
node 194.7468092746045 7.8629e-05 deg
peri 191.7715300816578 8.9375e-05 deg
M 333.9202476897805 4.3355e-05 deg
tp 2459092.317544376453
(2020-Aug-30.81754438)
0.00015274 TDB
period 1267.432128278711
3.47
5.2935e-06
1.449e-08
d
yr
n .2840388782702811 1.1863e-09 deg/d
Q 2.386018614183347 6.6435e-09 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2566  
   data-arc span      24019 days (65.76 yr)  
   first obs. used      1954-10-28  
   last obs. used      2020-08-01  
   planetary ephem.      DE431  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB431-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .46424  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2020-Aug-24 22:49:07  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.2012 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.7544 au 
 T_jup = 3.595 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.1   n/a MPO435719  
diameter diameter 16.04 km 1.1 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 4
geometric albedo albedo 0.0571   0.009 IRAS-A-FPA-3-RDR-IMPS-V6.0 IRAS observations used: 4

2322 Kitt Peak (1954 UQ2)          Discovered 1954-Oct-28 by Goethe Link Observatory at Brooklyn
Discovered by the Indiana Asteroid Program, Goethe Link Observatory, University of Indiana. This program was conceived and directed by F. K. Edmondson; the plates were blinked and measured astrometrically by B. Potter and, following her retirement, by D. Owings; and the photometry was performed under the direction of T. Gehrels. During the years 1947-1967, in which the plates were exposed, a large number of people participated in various aspects of the program.
Reference: DISCOVERY.DBLast Updated: 2003-08-29

Alternate Designations
 1954 UQ2 = 1954 WC = 1970 GU = 1975 VP1 = 1975 YF = 1977 JC 
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