Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

(5536) Honeycutt

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 10 October 2016

--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: 2.2491770064 AU
orbital period P: 3.373148434 yr
(= 1232.0657345 d)
eccentricity e: 0.094363496
perihelion distance q: 2.0369368 AU
aphelion distance Q: 2.461417212 AU
inclination i: 6.7769621°
argument of perihelion ω: 124.685777°
ascending node Ω: 250.652871°
mean anomaly M: 342.973691°
perihelion passage TP: 2016 Sep 27.27092
Epoch: 2016 Jul 31
data arc: 1954-2016 (1263 obs.)
Earth MOID: 1.04644 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 3.613

orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: 15 km [*E]
separation/primary radius as/rp:3.4 [*E]
separation/Hill radius as/rH:0.011 [*E]
orbital period Ps: 0.6802 ± 0.0002 d [B16b]
eccentricity es: ?
normalized ang. mom. αL: ?

other data, system (combined):
absolute mag. H: 12.8 [MPC]
slope parameter G: (0.15) [*A]
effective diameter dE: 9.1 km [*E]
geometric albedo: (0.16 ) [*A]
color index U-B: ?
color index B-V: ?
taxonomic type: ?
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1.6 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 1400 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 8.7 km [*E]
rotation period RPp: 3.583 ± 0.0002 h [B16b]
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: 0.09 [B16b]
amplitude in mag., mutual events ΔM:0.145 ±0.045 [B16b]
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?

other data, secondary:
diameter ds: 2.7 km [*E]
diameter ratio ds/dp: 0.31 ± 0.02 [B16b]
component mag. difference ΔM: 2.5 ± 0.2 [*D]
rotation period RPs: ?

-- (5536) Honeycutt --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 1955 Aug 23 from Goethe Link Observatory, Brooklyn, Indiana, USA by Indiana University. Alternate designation(s): 1955 QN, 1935 SX, 1955 RC, 1972 QQ, 1979 WA, 1986 VY7, 1989 UA8. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1954 Apr 04. Permanent number assigned 1993 May 06.

Named 2004 Mar 06 for Kent Honeycutt (1940-) [MPC51186].

Companion discovered 2016 Sep 13 by V. Benishek, P. Pravec, A. Aznar, A. Marchini, R. Papini, F. Salvaggio, D. Pray, R. Montaigut, and A. Leroy using lightcurve observations from Sopot Observatory, Serbia; Isaac Aznar Observatory; Astronomical Observatory of the University of Siena; Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory, Massachusetts, USA; OPERA Observatory, France. Announced 2016 Oct 01 [B16b].

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