2002 VE68

(2002 VE68 )

Discovery Circumstances:

LONEOS - Lowell Observatory-LONEOS

11 Nov 2002

(1)

Orbital Type:

AT

(*)( 2)( 3)

Taxonomic Type:

X

( 4)

Albedo:

-

-

Diameter:(km)

239 - 535 m

($)

H:(mag)

20.59

( 5)

G:

0.15

(#)

U-B:(mag)

-

-

B-V:(mag)

-

-

V-R:(mag)

0.42

( 6)

R-I:(mag)

-

-

Rotation Period:(hrs)

13.5

( 7)( 8)

Quality:

2 !

( 7)( 8)

Lightcurve Amplitude:(mag)

0.8

( 7)( 8)

Spin Vector:

-

-

Sense of Rotation:

-

-

Radar Observations:

Y

( 9)

Spectral Observations:

-

-

IR Observations:

-

-

Remarks

* - orbital type derived from osculating orbital elements

$ - diameter range derived from H and assumed albedo for C and S type - 0.04 and 0.20 respectively

# - absolute magnitude H derived from astrometric observation via orbit determination - G value assumed to be 0.15

! - quality code according to Lagerkvist et al. (1989) in "Asteroids II" (Eds. R.P.Binzel et al.), Univ.Ariz.Press, Tucson, USA, pp. 1162-1179.

References

( 1) M.P.E.C. 2002-V52

(002) Mikkola, S. et al. (2004) MNRAS 351, L63-L65. (Asteroid 2002 VE68, a quasi-satellite of Venus)

(003) de la Fuente Marcos,C. & R. de la Fuente Marcos (2012) MNRAS 427,728-739. (On the dynamical evolution of 2002 VE68)

(004) Hicks, M. et al. (2010) ATel#3073 (Broadband photometry of 2002 VE68, a quasi-moon of Venus)

(005) Hicks, M. et al. (2010) ATel#3073 (Broadband photometry of 2002 VE68, a quasi-moon of Venus)

(006) Hicks, M. et al. (2010) ATel#3073 (Broadband photometry of 2002 VE68, a quasi-moon of Venus)

(007) Petr Pravec's Ondrejov NEO Photometric Program Webpage "Prepublished Periods"

(008) Hicks, M. et al. (2010) ATel#3073 (Broadband photometry of 2002 VE68, a quasi-moon of Venus)

(009) JPL's NEO Radar Detection Program Webpage


NEODyS Page of 2002 VE68