--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] :
orbital data, secondary:
other data, system (combined):|
other data, primary:
other data, secondary:
-- (16635) 1993 QO --discovery and notes:
Primary discovered 1993 Aug 20 from Palomar Observatory, California, USA by E. F. Helin. Alternate designation(s): 1986 QC. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1986 Aug 26. Permanent number assigned 2000 Sep 13.
Companion discovered 2007 Sep 02 by D. Pray, P. Pravec, P. Kusnirak, K. Hornoch, Yu. Krugly, V. Chiorny, M. Husarik, M. Pikler, J. Vilagi, S. Gajdos, A. Galad, W. Cooney, J. Gross, D. Terrell, N. Gaftonyuk, R. Stephens, R. Durkee, F. Marchis, M. Baek, B. Macomber, V. Reddy, F. Colas, J. Lecacheux, and J. Ries using lightcurve observations from Carbuncle Hill Observatory, Greene, Rhode Island, USA; Ondrejov Observatory, Czech Republic; Kharkiv National University, Ukraine; Skalnate Pleso Observatory; Modra Observatory, Slovakia; Sonoita Research Observatory, Sonoita, Arizona, USA; Simeiz Observatory; Goat Mountain Astronomical Research Station, Yucca Valley, CA; Minneapolis, MN; SETI Institute; University of California at Berkeley; University of North Dakota, Grand Forks; IMCCE and Pic du Midi Observatory; McDonald Observatory, Texas, USA. Announced 2007 Nov 19 [P07c].
--Links, more technical:
--Links, less technical:
--Links to ADS abstracts:
by Wm. Robert Johnston.
Last modified 16 November 2014. Return to Home. Return to Astronomy and Space. Return to Asteroids with Satellites.