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7421 Kusaka (1992 HL)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2007421
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459200.5 (2020-Dec-17.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 37 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .2038273469473576 1.693e-08  
a 2.606049052891334 1.026e-08 au
q 2.074864988425819 4.6776e-08 au
i 16.84299167413858 9.4091e-07 deg
node 187.2566890894331 1.4983e-06 deg
peri 60.9575611639574 5.7328e-06 deg
M 273.0035899685743 7.7418e-06 deg
tp 2459571.839490070416
3.4228e-05 TDB
period 1536.640608239579
n .2342772916904927 1.3835e-09 deg/d
Q 3.137233117356848 1.2351e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      2110  
   data-arc span      17697 days (48.45 yr)  
   first obs. used      1972-10-09  
   last obs. used      2021-03-23  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .44041  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-May-03 23:26:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.11666 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 2.00393 au 
 T_jup = 3.323 
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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 13.60   n/a MPCxxxxx  
diameter diameter 5.740 km 0.125 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  
rotation period rot_per 96.5 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); 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:
[Galad, A.; Kornos, L.; Vilagi, J. (2010) Minor Planet Bull. 37, 9-15.]
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.257   0.021 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (  

7421 Kusaka           Discovered 1992 Apr. 30 by Y. Kushida and O. Muramatsu at Yatsugatake.
Hideaki Kusaka (1924-1991) was an amateur astronomer who wrote several books on mythology related to constellations and calendars. He worked for a publisher and for the Gotoh Planetarium and Astronomical Museum in Tokyo before appearing frequently on science programs on radio and television.
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Reference: 20020526/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2003-10-02

Alternate Designations
 1992 HL = 1972 TP9 
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