Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

(6016) Carnelli

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 14 May 2017

--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: 2.332394352 AU
orbital period P: 3.56207428 yr
(= 1301.0722033 d)
eccentricity e: 0.215219421
perihelion distance q: 1.83041779 AU
aphelion distance Q: 2.8343709132 AU
inclination i: 5.9013224°
argument of perihelion ω: 163.990509°
ascending node Ω: 189.314668°
mean anomaly M: 353.474655°
perihelion passage TP: 2016 Aug 23.583181
Epoch: 2016 Jul 31
data arc: 1959-2016 (1463 obs.)
Earth MOID: 0.825406 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 3.532


orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: 7 km [*E]
separation/primary radius as/rp:4.0 [*E]
separation/Hill radius as/rH:0.014 [*E]
orbital period Ps: 0.8888 ± 0.0008 d [B16b]
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: 3.53 ± 0.17 km [M11b]
geometric albedo: 0.818 ± 0.079 [M11b]
color index U-B: ?
color index B-V: ?
taxonomic type: ?
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1.6 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 490 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 3.46 ± 0.17 km [*D]
rotation period RPp: 2.8028 ± 0.0002 h [B16b]
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: 0.07 [B16b]
amplitude in mag., mutual events ΔM:0.065 ±0.025 [B16b]
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?


other data, secondary:
diameter ds: 0.69 ± 0.11 km [*D]
diameter ratio ds/dp: 0.2 ± 0.03 [B16b]
component mag. difference ΔM: 3.5 ± 0.3 [*D]
rotation period RPs: ?

-- (6016) Carnelli --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 1991 Aug 07 from Palomar Observatory, California, USA by H. E. Holt. Alternate designation(s): 1991 PA11, 1927 UJ, 1959 TO, 1987 LF. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1927. Permanent number assigned 1994 Jun 23. Named April 2017.

Companion discovered 2016 Aug 25 by V. Benishek, P. Pravec, H. Kucakova, K. Hornoch, P. Kusnirak, A. Aznar, D. Pray, W. Cooney, R. Montaigut, and A. Leroy using lightcurve observations from Sopot Observatory, Serbia; Ondrejov Observatory; Isaac Aznar Observatory; Sugarloaf Mountain Observatory, Massachusetts, USA; OPERA Observatory, France. Announced 2016 Sep 06.

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