2005 VD

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2005 VD
Designations
MPC designation 2005 VD
Minor planet category

centaur[1][2]

Damocloid[3]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch November 30 2008 (2454800.5)
Aphelion 8.329 AU (Q)
Perihelion 4.999 AU (q)
(near Jupiter)
6.664 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.2498
17.21 yr
56.39° (M)
Inclination 172.9 °
173.0°
178.3°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 9 km
0.04 (assumed dark)
14.2[1]

2005 VD is a centaur and damocloid.

Classification[edit]

2005 VD has a semi-major axis greater than Jupiter and almost crosses the orbit of Jupiter when near perihelion. JPL,[1] the Deep Ecliptic Survey (DES),[2] and the Minor Planet Center (MPC)[4] all currently classify it as a centaur (qmin=~5AU).

Lowell Observatory also has it listed as a damocloid asteroid.[3]

2005 VD has a semi-major axis greater than Jupiter and almost crosses the orbit of Jupiter when near perihelion.


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2005 VD)". 2006-08-28 last obs. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  2. ^ a b Marc W. Buie (2006-08-28). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 05VD". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2008-10-10.  (Webcite from 2009-09-02)
  3. ^ a b Akimasa Nakamura (18 Jul 2008). "Table of Damocloid objects, or Oort cloud asteroids". Lowell Observatory. Retrieved 2008-10-10. 
  4. ^ "List Of Centaurs and Scattered-Disk Objects". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2010-07-16. 

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