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(5407) 1992 AX

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Discovery date  4 January 1992
Observation arc  23380 days (64.01 yr)
Perihelion  1.3279 AU (198.65 Gm)
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Kushiro Observatory
Alternative names  1987 BH2
Aphelion  2.3484 AU (351.32 Gm)
Discovered  4 January 1992
Spectral type  S-type asteroid
Asteroid group  Mars-crosser asteroid
(5407) 1992 AX
Discovered by  Seiji Ueda and Hiroshi Kaneda
Discoverers  Hiroshi Kaneda, Seiji Ueda
Similar  2577 Litva, (164121) 2003 YT1, Solar System, 283 Emma, 3671 Dionysus

(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.

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Mars-Crossing

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.

Moon

1992 AX has one natural satellite, S/1997 (5407) 1. However, the true presence of a moon is still considered inconclusive. 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. From the surface of 1992 AX, S/1997 (5407) 1 would have an angular diameter of roughly 14.3°. For comparison, the Sun appears to be 0.5° from Earth.

References

(5407) 1992 AX Wikipedia


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