Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

(374851) 2006 VV2

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 20 September 2014

--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: NEA, Apollo (PHA)

orbital data, primary (osculating elements) [JPL] :
semimajor axis a: 2.386467443 AU
orbital period P: 3.68673119 yr
(= 1346.578567 d)
eccentricity e: 0.605429626
perihelion distance q: 0.941629351 AU
aphelion distance Q: 3.83130554 AU
inclination i: 23.7186530°
argument of perihelion ω: 145.0537553°
ascending node Ω: 9.8712095°
mean anomaly M: 344.208457°
perihelion passage TP: 2014 Jul 21.0682
Epoch: 2014 May 23
data arc: 2002-2013 (1230 obs.)
Earth MOID: 0.0103119 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 3.167

orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: 1.5 km (separation) [B07a]
separation/primary radius as/rp:2.8 [*E]
separation/Hill radius as/rH:0.019 [*E]
orbital period Ps: 0.23 d [*E]
eccentricity es: ?
normalized ang. mom. αL: ?

other data, system (combined):
absolute mag. H: 16.8 [MPC]
16.6 ± 0.2 [B09a]
slope parameter G: 0.20 [B09b]
effective diameter dE: 1.82 km [*D]
geometric albedo: 0.1 [*E]
color index U-B: ?
color index B-V: 0.84 [B09a]
color index V-R:0.39 ± 0.02 [B09a]
color index B-R:1.23 [B09a]
taxonomic type: ?
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1.6 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 80 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 1.06 ± 0.05 km [B09a]
rotation period RPp: 2.41 ± 0.005 h [B08b]
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: 0.57 ± 0.02 [B08b]
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?

other data, secondary:
diameter ds: >0.3 km [B07a]
diameter ratio ds/dp: 0.28 [*D]
component mag. difference ΔM: 2.8 [* D]
rotation period RPs: ?

-- (374851) 2006 VV2 --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 2006 Nov 11 from Socorro, New Mexico, USA by LINEAR. Linked to prediscovery observations from 2002 Oct 04. Permanent number assigned 2013 Oct 18.

Companion discovered 2007 Mar 27 by L. A. M. Benner, S. J. Ostro, J. D. Giorgini, M. W. Busch, R. Rose, M. A. Slade, R. F. Jurgens, M. C. Nolan, A. A. Hine, G. J. Black, and L. M. Carter using radar observations from Goldstone, California, USA; Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico. Announced 2007 Apr 05 [B07a].

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