(9959) 1991 VF2

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(9959) 1991 VF2
AnimatedOrbitOf99591991VF2.gif
Orbit of (9959) 1991 VF2 (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by S. Ueda & H. Kaneda
Discovery date November 9, 1991
Designations
MPC designation (9959) 1991 VF2
1989 EZ3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.5583523 AU
Perihelion 1.9283533 AU
2.2433528 AU
Eccentricity 0.1404146
1227.2832429 d
231.87229°
Inclination 5.64688°
216.26217°
247.33091°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~23.4 km[1]
~0.01
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
14.7

(9959) 1991 VF2 is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.36 years.[2]

Discovered on November 9, 1991 by S. Ueda and H. Kaneda, it was given the provisional designation "1991 VF2".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tedesco E.F., Noah P.V., Noah M., Price S.D. "The supplemental IRAS minor planet survey (SIMPS)". 
  2. ^ "9959 (1991 VF2)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  3. ^ MPO 65995 Minor Planet Center