Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

(57202) 2001 QJ53

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 9 October 2021

--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: 2.3374064542 AU
orbital period P: 3.573629797 yr
(= 1305.2682834 d)
eccentricity e: 0.156685132
perihelion distance q: 1.971169614 AU
aphelion distance Q: 2.703643294 AU
inclination i: 4.2457482°
argument of perihelion ω: 36.634583°
ascending node Ω: 23.361225°
mean anomaly M: 128.032461°
perihelion passage TP: 2020 Mar 23.786915
Epoch: 2021 Jul 01
data arc: 1971-2021 (1143 obs.)
Earth MOID: 0.985 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 3.546


orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: 5 km [*E]
separation/primary radius as/rp:4.6 [*E]
separation/Hill radius as/rH:0.0145 [*E]
orbital period Ps: 1 d [P21i]
eccentricity es: ?
normalized ang. mom. αL: ?

other data, system (combined):
absolute mag. H: 15.6 [MPC]
15.84 ± 0.02 [P21i]
slope parameter G: 0.22 [P21i]
effective diameter dE: 2.2 km [*E]
geometric albedo: (0.16 ) [*A]
color index U-B: ?
color index B-V: ?
color index V-R:0.483 ± 0.012 [P19a]
taxonomic type: S (SMASSII) [P19a]
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1.6 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 340 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 2.2 km [*E]
rotation period RPp: 2.44482 ± 0.00007 h [P19a]
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: 0.1 [P19a]
amplitude in mag., mutual events ΔM:0.095 ±0.015 [P19a]
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?


other data, secondary:
diameter ds: >0.5 km [*E]
diameter ratio ds/dp: >0.25 [*E]
component mag. difference ΔM: <3.0 [*E]
rotation period RPs: ?

-- (57202) 2001 QJ53 --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 2001 Aug 16 from Socorro, New Mexico, USA by Lincoln Laboratory Near-Earth Asteroid Research Team. Alternate designation(s): 1998 XZ38. Linked to prediscovery observations from 1971 Mar 25. Permanent number assigned 2003 Mar 18.

Companion discovered 2017 Jan by P Pravec, et al. using lightcurve observations. Announced 2019 Jan 10 [P21i].

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