Some Interesting Statistics about Andrew Lowe's Minor Planets

Some Interesting Statistics about Andrew Lowe's Minor Planets


  • Smallest asteroid: 2009 WL, with H=19.1, corresponding to a diameter of 0.52 km.
  • Largest asteroid: (243490) 2009 UF19, with H=12.6, corresponding to a diameter of 10.4 km.

  • Smallest inclination: (359195) 2009 DQ11, with i=0.25o.
  • Largest inclination: (416830) 2005 JE82, with i=34.37o.

  • Smallest eccentricity: (305873) 2009 FP2, with e=0.0112.
  • Largest eccentricity: 2009 WL, with e=0.4545.

  • Smallest semi-major axis: 2002 RS240, with a=1.8748 A.U.
  • Largest semi-major axis: (264119) 2009 TT7, with a=5.3170 A.U.

  • Smallest perihelion distance: (399905) 2005 XA1, with q=1.3094 A.U.
  • Largest perihelion distance: 2009 UP3, with q=5.0630 A.U.

  • Most northerly opposition (1900-2100): (285082) 1991 TJ15 on 1988 Jan. 05.53, at +75o55.0' declination.
  • Most southerly opposition (1900-2100): (416830) 2005 JE82 on 2052 Jul. 29.62, at -72o38.8' declination.

  • Smallest variance in declination for all oppositions (1900-2100): (99908) 1990 OD6, at 06o09.1' (from -03o27.8' to +02o41.3').

  • Largest phase angle at opposition (1900-2100): (410064) 2007 BD73 on 2099 Mar. 01.03, at 30.2o.

  • Smallest elongation at opposition (1900-2100): (416830) 2005 JE82 on 2069 Aug. 19.60, at 116.3o.

  • Closest approach to Earth (1900-2100): (399905) 2005 XA1 on 2008 Sep. 17.28, at 0.311 A.U.

  • Closest approach to a major planet (1900-2100): (399905) 2005 XA1 to Mars, on 2005 Jul. 18.41, at 0.0484 A.U.

  • Over the interval 1900-2100, the following asteroids attain a maximum brightness greater than visual magnitude 17.5 at opposition:
       (308680) 2006 DY62		15.5
        (65657) Hube          	15.9
       (100077) Tertzakian    	16.6
                2005 XA1      	16.8
       (161693) Attilladanko  	17.0 
       (145713) 1991 TQ15     	17.2
       (117572) Hutsebaut     	17.2
       (278309) 2007 HP15     	17.2
       (358602) 2007 VA2      	17.2
        (65698) Emmarochelle  	17.3
        (96192) Calgary       	17.3
       (212170) 2005 GR50     	17.3
       (351664) 2006 AP2      	17.3
       (184353) 2005 JK22     	17.4
       (152165) 2005 OF       	17.4
       (294337) 2007 VC84     	17.4
    

  • The following asteroids belong to known groups:
             Hungaria              Griqua                Hilda                  Trojan   
       
             2002 QP56     (308680) 2006 DY62    (200043) 2007 TU73     (264119) 2009 TT7 
    (387661) 2002 RS240                          (294497) 2007 WC55              2009 UP3     
    (366835) 2005 NV55                           (181675) 2008 CC70     (243490) 2009 UF19 
    (250949) 2006 BT55     
    (171300) 2006 HV7     
    (171315) 2006 HD52     
             2007 DG   
    (185598) 2008 CY5
             2009 BN10   
             2009 CK   
    (306052) 2010 GO25   
    

  • The following asteroids belong to known families:
             Koronis                 Eos                  Themis
    
     (84075) Peterpatricia  (201219) 2002 QV57   (326559) 2002 PG166 
                            (192144) 2006 FR9    (195830) 2002 QX56     
    

  • The following asteroids are Mars-crossers:
             2005 XA1
             2007 GF75
             2009 WL
    
    
    The time of opposition is computed using the ecliptic coordinates.

    Last update: 2016-09-11