Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

(5037) Habing

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 22 March 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: 2.2729432417 AU
orbital period P: 3.4267536691 yr
(= 1251.6454165 d)
eccentricity e: 0.11180266
perihelion distance q: 2.018822141 AU
aphelion distance Q: 2.5270643428 AU
inclination i: 7.0286999°
argument of perihelion ω: 280.468677°
ascending node Ω: 165.9449°
mean anomaly M: 75.627768°
perihelion passage TP: 2019 Sep 11.057919
Epoch: 2020 May 31
data arc: 1960-2020 (2383 obs.)
Earth MOID: 1.04899 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 3.593


orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: 11 km [*E]
separation/primary radius as/rp:3.9 [*E]
separation/Hill radius as/rH:0.013 [*E]
orbital period Ps: 0.904
eccentricity es: ?
normalized ang. mom. αL: ?

other data, system (combined):
absolute mag. H: 13.3 [MPC]
slope parameter G: (0.15) [*A]
effective diameter dE: 5.68 ± 0.08 km [M**]
geometric albedo: 0.315 ± 0.067 [M**]
color index U-B: ?
color index B-V: ?
taxonomic type: ?
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1.6 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 880 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 5.57 km [*D]
rotation period RPp: 2.8298 ± 0.0004 h [A20a]
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: ?
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?


other data, secondary:
diameter ds: 1.1 km [*D]
diameter ratio ds/dp: 0.2
component mag. difference ΔM: 3.5 [*D]
rotation period RPs: ?

-- (5037) Habing --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 1960 Sep 24 from Palomar Observatory, California, USA by van Houten, Gehrels. Alternate designation(s): 6552 P-L, 1984 SA6, 1987 QH8. Permanent number assigned 1992 Jan 19.

Named 1993 Sep 01 for Harm Habing (1937-) [MPC022505].

Companion discovered using lightcurve observations. Announced 2020 Mar 16.

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