9972 Minoruoda

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9972 Minoruoda
Orbit of 9972 Minoruoda (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by S. Otomo
Discovery date May 26, 1993
Alternative names 1993 KQ, 1958 DQ, 1979 HE6, 1982 BE2, 1989 AQ9
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.7470181 AU
Perihelion 1.8320159 AU
Semi-major axis 2.289517 AU
Eccentricity 0.1998243
Orbital period 1265.3604210 d
Mean anomaly 73.04899°
Inclination 9.42008°
Longitude of ascending node 97.95756°
Argument of perihelion 124.54657°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Spectral type C-type asteroid[1]
Absolute magnitude (H) 13.6

9972 Minoruoda is a C-type main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 3.46 years.[2]

Discovered on May 26, 1993 by S. Otomo it was given the provisional designation 1993 KQ. It was later renamed "Minoruoda" after Minoru Oda, a former director general of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.[3]


  1. ^ Gianluca Masi, Sergio Foglia & Richard P. Binzel. "Search for Unusual Spectroscopic Candidates Among 40313 minor planets from the 3rd Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Moving Object Catalog". 
  2. ^ "9972 Minoruoda (1993 KQ)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  3. ^ MPC 50250 Minor Planet Center