Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

(3669) Vertinskij

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 7 June 2020

--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: main belt asteroid


orbital data, primary (osculating elements) [JPL] :
semimajor axis a: 2.2139175229 AU
orbital period P: 3.294140788 yr
(= 1203.2076469 d)
eccentricity e: 0.070330639
perihelion distance q: 2.058211288 AU
aphelion distance Q: 2.3696237576 AU
inclination i: 4.8271634°
argument of perihelion ω: 34.620256°
ascending node Ω: 90.936049°
mean anomaly M: 81.196816°
perihelion passage TP: 2019 Sep 02.620472
Epoch: 2020 May 31
data arc: 1949-2020 (2198 obs.)
Earth MOID: 1.07585 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 3.647


orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: 12 km [*E]
separation/primary radius as/rp:3.8 [*E]
separation/Hill radius as/rH:0.012 [*E]
orbital period Ps: 0.853333 d [B20a]
eccentricity es: ?
normalized ang. mom. αL: ?

other data, system (combined):
absolute mag. H: 13.1 [MPC]
slope parameter G: (0.15) [*A]
effective diameter dE: 6.24 ± 0.09 km [M**]
geometric albedo: 0.238 ± 0.008 [M**]
color index U-B: ?
color index B-V: ?
taxonomic type: S (SMASSII) [JPL]
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1.6 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 1000 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 6.24 ± 0.09 km [M**]
rotation period RPp: 2.73538 h [B20a]
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: ?
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?


other data, secondary:
diameter ds: ?
diameter ratio ds/dp: ?
component mag. difference ΔM: ?
rotation period RPs: 20.3825 h [B20a]

-- (3669) Vertinskij --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 1982 Oct 21 from Nauchnyj by L. G. Karachkina. Alternate designation(s): 1982 UO7, 1972 TE2, 1972 XD, 1980 BG3, 1984 KJ. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1949 Nov 19. Permanent number assigned 1987 Aug 09.

Named 1992 Sep 12 [MPC020836].

Companion discovered 2020 Mar by B. Christmann, P. Pravec, H. Kucakova, P. Kusnirak, K. Hornoch, V. Benishek, D. Augustin, R. Behrend, R. Montaigut, A. Leroy, and D. Pray using lightcurve observations. Announced 2020 Apr 06 [C20b].

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