9993 Kumamoto

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9993 Kumamoto
AnimatedOrbitOf9993Kumamoto.gif
Orbit of 9993 Kumamoto (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by J. Kobayashi
Discovery date November 6, 1997
Designations
1997 VX5, 1980 PE4, 1988 NH1, 1995 EB9
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 2.6733878 AU
Perihelion 2.399785 AU
2.5365864 AU
Eccentricity 0.0539313
1475.6145473 d
256.34159°
Inclination 10.68525°
166.56594°
158.79023°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
13.1

9993 Kumamoto is a main belt asteroid. It orbits the Sun once every 4.04 years.[1]

Discovered by J. Kobayashi on November 6, 1997 it was given the provisional designation 1997 VX5. It was later renamed Kumamoto in honour of Kumamoto, the home city of the asteroid's discoverer.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9993 Kumamoto (1997 VX5)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. 
  2. ^ MPC 39653 Minor Planet Center