|Properties of the orbit ( animation )|
|Orbit type||Inner main belt asteroid|
|Major semi-axis||2.3334 AU|
|Perihelion - aphelion||1.7494 AU - 2.9174 AU|
|Inclination of the orbit plane||2.8395 °|
|Length of the ascending node||106.6732 °|
|Argument of the periapsis||206.9661 °|
|Time of passage of the perihelion||September 6, 2016|
|Sidereal period||3.56 a|
|Mean orbital velocity||19.50 km / s|
|Absolute brightness||14.8 mag|
|Date of discovery||May 21, 1998|
|Another name||1998 KN , 1995 VK 10|
|Source: Unless otherwise stated, the data comes from JPL Small-Body Database Browser . The affiliation to an asteroid family is automatically determined from the AstDyS-2 database . Please also note the note on asteroid items.|
(13239) Kana is an asteroid of the inner main belt , which on 21 May 1998 by the Japanese astronomer Akimasa Nakamura at Kuma-Kōgen Observatory ( IAU code 360) in Kumakogen in Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku was discovered. The asteroid had previously been sighted under the provisional name 1995 VK 10 on November 15, 1995 as part of the Spacewatch project at the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona .
According to the SMASS classification ( Small Main-Belt Asteroid Spectroscopic Survey ), a spectroscopic study by Gianluca Masi , Sergio Foglia and Richard P. Binzel at (13239) Kana assumed a bright surface, so it could, roughly speaking, be around trade an S asteroid .
(13239) Kana was named after Kana Nakamura, the daughter of Akimasa Nakamura, who was born in 1999 and whose initials are identical to the letter coding of the provisional name of the asteroid, 1998 KN, where the K in the provisional name stands for the date of discovery, in this case the second half of May. The final designation took place on May 23, 2000.
- (13239) Kana in the database of the "Asteroids - Dynamic Site" (AstDyS-2, English).
- (13239) Kana in the Small-Body Database of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory .
- Discovery Circumstances of (13239) Kana which according to the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge , Massachusetts (English)
- (13239) Kana at the IAU Minor Planet Center (English)
- Gianluca Masi, Sergio Foglia, Richard P. Binzel: Search for Unusual Spectroscopic Candidates Among 40313 minor planets from the 3rd Release of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey Moving Object Catalog . (English)
- subdivision of asteroids to S-types, C-types and V-types (English)