5385 Kamenka

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5385 Kamenka
Discovery [1]
Discovered byL. Chernykh
Discovery siteCrimean Astrophysical Obs.
Discovery date3 October 1975
MPC designation(5385) Kamenka
Named after
Kamianka[1] (Ukrainian town)
1975 TS3 · 1975 UG
1986 TY1
main-belt[1][2] · (outer)[3]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 23 March 2018 (JD 2458200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc63.01 yr (23,016 d)
Aphelion3.8787 AU
Perihelion2.4352 AU
3.1570 AU
5.61 yr (2,049 d)
0° 10m 32.52s / day
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
14.10±3.89 km[5]
15.38±4.01 km[6]
16.768±0.317 km[7][8]
20.21 km (calculated)[3]
5.93±0.04 h[9]
6.683±0.008 h[10]
0.057 (assumed)[3]
C (assumed)[3]
12.24±0.11 (R)[9]

5385 Kamenka, provisional designation 1975 TS3, is a background asteroid from the outer regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) in diameter. It was discovered on 3 October 1975, by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Chernykh at the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory in Nauchnij, on the Crimean peninsula.[1] The presumed C-type asteroid has a rotation period of 6.68 hours.[3] It was named for the Ukrainian town of Kamianka.[1]

Orbit and classification[edit]

Kamenka is a non-family asteroid from the main belt's background population.[4] It orbits the Sun in the outer asteroid belt at a distance of 2.4–3.9 AU once every 5 years and 7 months (2,049 days; semi-major axis of 3.16 AU). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.23 and an inclination of 10° with respect to the ecliptic.[2] The body's observation arc begins with a precovery taken at Palomar Observatory in March 1955, twenty years prior to its official discovery observation at Nauchnij.[1]

Physical characteristics[edit]

Kamenka is an assumed carbonaceous C-type asteroid.[3]

Rotation period[edit]

Two rotational lightcurves of Kamenka have been obtained from photometric observations at the Palomar Transient Factory and at the Oakley Southern Sky and Oakley Observatory.[9][10] Lightcurve analysis gave a rotation period of 5.93 and 6.683 hours with a brightness amplitude of 0.26 and 0.15 magnitude, respectively (U=2/2).[3]

Diameter and albedo[edit]

According to the survey carried out by the NEOWISE mission of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, Kamenka measures between 14.10 and 16.768 kilometers in diameter and its surface has an albedo between 0.083 and 0.11.[5][6][7][8]

The Collaborative Asteroid Lightcurve Link assumes a standard albedo for a carbonaceous asteroid of 0.057 and calculates a diameter of 20.21 kilometers based on an absolute magnitude of 12.2.[3]


This minor planet was named after the town of Kamianka (Ukrainian: Кам'янка; Russian: Камeнка), located in the Cherkasy Oblast region of central Ukraine.[1] The official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 24 January 2000 (M.P.C. 38194).[12]


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  10. ^ a b Carbo, Landy; Kragh, Katherine; Krotz, Jonathan; Meiers, Andrew; Shaffer, Nelson; Torno, Steven; et al. (July 2009). "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Oakley Southern Sky Observatory and Oakley Observatory: 2008 September and October". The Minor Planet Bulletin. 36 (3): 91–94. Bibcode:2009MPBu...36...91C. ISSN 1052-8091. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  11. ^ Veres, Peter; Jedicke, Robert; Fitzsimmons, Alan; Denneau, Larry; Granvik, Mikael; Bolin, Bryce; et al. (November 2015). "Absolute magnitudes and slope parameters for 250,000 asteroids observed by Pan-STARRS PS1 - Preliminary results" (PDF). Icarus. 261: 34–47. arXiv:1506.00762. Bibcode:2015Icar..261...34V. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.08.007. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
  12. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 May 2018.

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