(87269) 2000 OO67

(87269) 2000 OO67
Discovery
Discovered byCerro Tololo Obs.
Discovery siteCerro Tololo Obs.
Discovery date29 July 2000
Designations
2000 OO67
TNO[1] · centaur (DES)[2]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 2
Observation arc2187 days (5.99 yr)
Earliest precovery date29 July 2000
Aphelion1,041.743 AU (155.8425 Tm)
Perihelion20.7305754 AU (3.10124994 Tm)
531.2369251 AU (79.47191283 Tm)
Eccentricity0.9609768
11760.29 yr (4295446.2 d)
0.88 km/s
0.328967°
0° 0m 0.302s / day
Inclination20.0729°
142.391°
212.345°
Uranus MOID1.82 AU (0.272 Tm)[3]
TJupiter5.265
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
64 km (est. at 0.09)[4]
Temperature~12 K
9.2[1]

(87269) 2000 OO67 (prov. designation: 2000 OO67) is a trans-Neptunian object, approximately 64 kilometers (40 miles) in diameter, on a highly eccentric orbit in the outermost region of the Solar System. It was discovered by astronomers at the Chilean Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory on 29 July 2000.

Description[]

At aphelion it is over 1,000 AU from the Sun and, with a perihelion of 21 AU, almost crosses the orbit of Uranus at closest approach. Astronomers with the Deep Ecliptic Survey classify it as a centaur rather than a trans-Neptunian object.[2][5] 2000 OO67 came to perihelion in April 2005.[2][1][6] Both 2000 OO67 and 2006 SQ372 take longer than Sedna to orbit the Sun using either heliocentric coordinates or barycentric coordinates.

Comparison[]

Sedna compared to some other very distant orbiting bodies including 2015 DB216 (orbit wrong), 2000 OO67, 2004 VN112, 2005 VX3, 2006 SQ372, 2007 TG422, 2007 DA61, 2009 MS9, 2010 GB174, 2010 NV1, 2010 BK118, 2012 DR30, 2012 VP113, 2013 BL76, 2013 AZ60, 2013 RF98, 2015 ER61

See also[]

References[]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 87269 (2000 OO67)" (2006-07-25 last obs). Retrieved 12 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Marc W. Buie. "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 87269" (2006-07-25 using 33 of 34 obs). Deep Ecliptic Survey. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  3. ^ "(87269) = 2000 OO67". IAU minor planet center. Archived from the original on 2013-06-26. Retrieved 2017-02-22.
  4. ^ "Asteroid Size Estimator". CNEOS NASA/JPL. Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  5. ^ Structure and Dynamics of the Centaur Population: Constraints on the Origin of Short-Period Comets
  6. ^ Yeomans, Donald K. "Horizons Online Ephemeris System". California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2008-01-25.

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