(9939) 1988 VK

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(9939) 1988 VK
AnimatedOrbitOf99391988VK.gif
Orbit of (9939) 1988 VK (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by T. Kojima
Discovery date November 3, 1988
Designations
MPC designation (9939) 1988 VK
1991 PH1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.5343552 AU
Perihelion 1.8553598 AU
2.1948575 AU
Eccentricity 0.1546787
1187.7031942 d
317.34452°
Inclination 5.78443°
110.29672°
268.22250°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
14.0

(9939) 1988 VK is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.25 years.[1] It is associated with the Flora family of asteroids.[2]

Discovered on November 3, 1988 by Takuo Kojima at the YGCO Chiyoda Station, it was given the provisional designation "1988 VK".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9939 (1988 VK)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  2. ^ Zappala, V., Ph. Bendjoya, A. Cellino, P. Farinella, and C. Froeschle (1997). "Asteroid Dynamical Families.". EAR-A-5-DDR-FAMILY-V4.1. NASA Planetary Data System. 
  3. ^ MPO 47637 Minor Planet Center