(9961) 1991 XK

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(9961) 1991 XK
AnimatedOrbitOf9961991XK.gif
Orbit of (9961) 1991 XK (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by S. Ueda & H. Kaneda
Discovery date December 4, 1991
Designations
MPC designation (9961) 1991 XK
1976 JT, 1989 BP
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.4788999 AU
Perihelion 2.0017683 AU
2.2403341 AU
Eccentricity 0.1064867
1224.8068709 d
175.02117°
Inclination 4.85106°
240.07606°
290.19105°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
14.2

(9961) 1991 XK is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.35 years.[1]

Discovered by S. Ueda & H. Kaneda on December 4, 1991, it was given the provisional designation "1991 XK".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9961 (1991 XK)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  2. ^ MPO 97227 Minor Planet Center