(5407) 1992 AX

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(5407) 1992 AX
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda
Discovery site Kushiro, Hokkaidō
Discovery date 4 January 1992
Designations
1987 BH2
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 23380 days (64.01 yr)
Aphelion 2.3484 AU (351.32 Gm)
Perihelion 1.3279 AU (198.65 Gm)
1.8382 AU (274.99 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.27758
2.49 yr (910.29 d)
149.33°
0° 23m 43.728s / day
Inclination 11.390°
117.76°
108.73°
Known satellites 1
Earth MOID 0.376704 AU (56.3541 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.70035 AU (403.967 Gm)
Proper orbital elements
0.3955 deg / yr
910.2402 yr
(332465.234 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 4 km (2.5 mi)[3]
2.5488 h (0.10620 d)
2.5488 h[1]
0.16[2]
S[1]
13.9[1]

(5407) 1992 AX is a Mars-crossing minor planet. It was discovered by Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda in Kushiro, Hokkaidō, on January 4, 1992.

Mars-Crossing[edit]

1992 AX makes occasional close approaches to Mars. Its next close approach, on January 22, 2027, will bring it 11,260,000 km (0.0753 AU) from Mars.[1]

Moon[edit]

1992 AX has one natural satellite, S/1997 (5407) 1. However, the true presence of a moon is still considered inconclusive.[2] If it exists, the moon completes one orbit around 1992 AX every 13.5196 hours at a distance of 6.8 km. S/1997 (5407) 1 is 1.2 km wide.[2] From the surface of 1992 AX, S/1997 (5407) 1 would have an angular diameter of roughly 14.3°.[a] For comparison, the Sun appears to be 0.5° from Earth.

Gallery[edit]

Orbit of 1992 AX

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Calculated by solving the equation .

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