Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

(2449) Kenos

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 23 June 2015

--Orbital and physical data--

(See this page for definitions of quantities; source codes in brackets, see this link for full references; *A, *D, and *E indicate assumed, derived, and estimated values, respectively.)

dynamical type, primary: Mars crossing asteroid


orbital data, primary (osculating elements) [JPL] :
semimajor axis a: 1.909047502 AU
orbital period P: 2.637698196 yr
(= 963.4374618 d)
eccentricity e: 0.168238351
perihelion distance q: 1.587872499 AU
aphelion distance Q: 2.2302225049 AU
inclination i: 24.982612°
argument of perihelion ω: 102.258123°
ascending node Ω: 179.863854°
mean anomaly M: 244.821506°
perihelion passage TP: 2015 Oct 13.242433
Epoch: 2014 Dec 09
data arc: 1978-2015 (905 obs.)
Earth MOID: 0.712267 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 3.808


orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: ?
orbital period Ps: ?
eccentricity es: ?
normalized ang. mom. αL: ?

other data, system (combined):
absolute mag. H: 14.26 [MPC]
slope parameter G: (0.15) [*A]
effective diameter dE: 6.2 km [*E]
geometric albedo: (0.16 ) [*A]
color index U-B: 0.356 [JPL]
color index B-V: 0.684 [JPL]
taxonomic type: E (Tholen) [JPL]
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1.6 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 770 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 6.2 km [*E]
rotation period RPp: 3.8481 ± 0.0003 h [W15h]
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: 0.14 ± 0.02 [W15h]
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?


other data, secondary:
diameter ds: ?
diameter ratio ds/dp: ?
component mag. difference ΔM: ?
rotation period RPs: 15.85 ± 0.01 h [W15h]

-- (2449) Kenos --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 1978 Apr 08 from Cerro Tololo Observatory, La Serena, Chile by W. Liller. Alternate designation(s): 1978 GC . Permanent number assigned 1981 Oct 01.

Named 1993 Feb 06 for the South American mythological first man [MPC21606].

Companion discovered 2015 Feb 27 by B. D. Warner using lightcurve observations from Palmer Divide Station, Eaton, Colorado, United States. Announced 2015 Jun [W15h].

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