(118228) 1996 TQ66

(118228) 1996 TQ66
Discovery
Discovered byJ. Chen, D. C. Jewitt,
C. A. Trujillo
J. X. Luu
Discovery date8 October 1996[1]
Designations
(118228) 1996 TQ66
none
plutino
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc6238 days (17.08 yr)
Aphelion44.10543 AU (6.598078 Tm)
Perihelion34.63184 AU (5.180850 Tm)
39.36864 AU (5.889465 Tm)
Eccentricity0.12032
247.02 yr (90224.4 d)
4.74 km/s
24.2515°
0° 0m 14.364s / day
Inclination14.6845°
10.8307°
20.3151°
Earth MOID33.6399 AU (5.03246 Tm)
Jupiter MOID29.7005 AU (4.44313 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions167 km[3]
Mass4.9×1018? kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0467? m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0883? km/s
? d
0.10?
Temperature~44 K
?
6.9

(118228) 1996 TQ66, also written (118228) 1996 TQ66, is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) that resides in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered on October 8, 1996, by Chad Trujillo, David C. Jewitt. Jane X. Luu, and Jun Chen.

It is in a 2:3 orbital resonance with Neptune similar to Pluto, which classifies it as a plutino.

References[]

  1. ^ List Of Transneptunian Objects Archived June 21, 2007, at WebCite
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 118228 (1996 TQ66)". NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  3. ^ List of known trans-Neptunian objects Archived June 21, 2007, at WebCite

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