(612533) 2002 XV93

(612533) 2002 XV93
2002xv93.jpg
2002 XV93 imaged by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2005
Discovery[1]
Discovered byM. W. Buie
Discovery date10 December 2002
Designations
(612533) 2002 XV93
plutino[2]
Orbital characteristics[4]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc6582 days (18.02 yr)
Earliest precovery date16 October 1990
Aphelion44.427 AU (6.6462 Tm) (Q)
Perihelion34.405 AU (5.1469 Tm) (q)
39.416 AU (5.8965 Tm) (a)
Eccentricity0.12713 (e)
247.47 yr (90387.1 d)
282.08° (M)
0° 0m 14.338s / day (n)
Inclination13.281° (i)
19.170° (Ω)
≈ 20 March 2070[3]
±5 days
163.53° (ω)
Earth MOID33.4096 AU (4.99801 Tm)
Jupiter MOID28.9574 AU (4.33197 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions549.2+21.7
−23.0
 km
[5]
0.040+0.020
−0.015
[5]
  • B−V = 0.72±0.02
  • V−R = 0.37±0.02[5]
21.1[6]

(612533) 2002 XV93, also written as 2002 XV93, is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) with an absolute magnitude of 5.4.[5] A 2:3 orbital resonance with Neptune makes it a plutino.[2]

It has been observed with precovery images back to 1990.[4]

Orbit and rotation[]

Precovery image of 2003 XV93 taken by the Palomar Observatory in 1992[8]

2002 XV93 is locked in 2:3 resonance with Neptune, which means that when it makes two revolutions around the Sun, Neptune makes exactly three.[2]

The rotation period of this object is not known.

Physical characteristics[]

The size of 2002 XV93 has been measured by the Herschel Space Telescope to be 549.2+21.7
−23.0
 km
.[5]

References[]

  1. ^ "List of Transneptunian Objects". IAU Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 27 October 2010. Retrieved 27 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c "MPEC 2010-O39 :Distant Minor Planets (12 August 2010.0 TT)". Minor Planet Center & Tamkin Foundation Computer Network. 27 July 2010. Archived from the original on 6 March 2012. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  3. ^ JPL Horizons Observer Location: @sun (Perihelion occurs when deldot changes from negative to positive. Uncertainty in time of perihelion is 3-sigma.)
  4. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2002 XV93" (2008-10-23 last obs). Retrieved 30 March 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Mommert, Michael; Harris, A. W.; Kiss, C.; Pál, A.; Santos-Sanz, P.; Stansberry, J.; Delsanti, A.; Vilenius, E.; Müller, T. G.; Peixinho, N.; Lellouch, E.; Szalai, N.; Henry, F.; Duffard, R.; Fornasier, S.; Hartogh, P.; Mueller, M.; Ortiz, J. L.; Protopapa, S.; Rengel, M.; Thirouin, A. (May 2012). "TNOs are cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region—V. Physical characterization of 18 Plutinos using Herschel-PACS observations". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 541: A93. arXiv:1202.3657. Bibcode:2012A&A...541A..93M. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118562.
  6. ^ "AstDys 2002XV93 Ephemerides". Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, Italy. Retrieved 7 August 2010.
  7. ^ Tegler, Stephen C. (1 February 2007). "Kuiper Belt Object Magnitudes and Surface Colors". Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved 30 December 2009.
  8. ^ Lowe, Andrew. "2002 XV93 Precovery Images". andrew-lowe.ca.

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