(118228) 1996 TQ66

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(118228) 1996 TQ66
Discovery
Discovered by J. Chen, D. C. Jewitt,
C. A. Trujillo
J. X. Luu
Discovery date 8 October 1996[1]
Designations
MPC designation (118228) 1996 TQ66
none
plutino
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc 6238 days (17.08 yr)
Aphelion|Aphelion 44.10543 AU (6.598078 Tm)
Perihelion|Perihelion 34.63184 AU (5.180850 Tm)
39.36864 AU (5.889465 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.12032
247.02 yr (90224.4 d)
4.74 km/s
24.2515°
0° 0m 14.364s / day
Inclination 14.6845°
10.8307°
20.3151°
Earth MOID 33.6399 AU (5.03246 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 29.7005 AU (4.44313 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 167 km[3]
Mass 4.9×1018? 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.

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