(15807) 1994 GV9

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(15807) 1994 GV9
Discovery
Discovered by David C. Jewitt and Jun Chen
Discovery date 15 April 1994
Designations
none
TNO (cubewano)[1][2]
(cold)[3]
Orbital characteristics[5]
Epoch 2017-Sep-04 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 4
excite_mean = 0.077[1]
Observation arc 7627 days (20.88 yr)
Aphelion 46.773 AU (6.9971 Tm)
Perihelion 41.321 AU (6.1815 Tm)
44.047 AU (6.5893 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.06188
292.34 yr (106776 d)
4.49 km/s
69.411°
0° 0m 12.148s / day
Inclination 0.56051°
176.63°
311.27°
Jupiter MOID 35.9 AU (5.37 Tm)
Neptune MOID 11.2 AU (1.68 Tm)[4]
TJupiter 5.923
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 101 km[3]
147 km[6]
0.09–0.2 (assumed)
Temperature ~42 K
7.4[5]

(15807) 1994 GV9, also written (15807) 1994 GV9, is a trans-Neptunian object of the cubewano class. It is an "orbitally unexcited" cold member of the Classical Kuiper belt,[3] it was discovered on April 15, 1994, by David C. Jewitt and Jun Chen at the Observatories at Mauna Kea, near Hilo. As of 2018, it is 43.3 AU from the Sun.[7] Currently, the closest approach possible to Neptune (MOID) is 11.2 AU (1.68 billion km).[4] Very little is known about the object. Based on the brightness and distance, it is estimated to be between 100–150 km in diameter depending on the albedo.

(15807) 1994 GV9 is the second cubewano to be given an official Minor Planet Center catalog number.[2] The first cubewano is 15760 Albion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Marc W. Buie (22 March 2002). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 15807". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  2. ^ a b "MPEC 2008-O05 : Distant Minor Planets (2008 AUG. 2.0 TT)". Minor Planet Center. 17 July 2008. Retrieved 2011-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b c Mike Brown's "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system?" Archived 2013-10-15 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b "(19521) Chaos = 1998 WH24 Orbit". IAU Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2018-02-10. 
  5. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 15807 (1994 GV9)" (Soln: 2017-Apr-06). Retrieved 6 February 2018. 
  6. ^ Wm. Robert Johnston (22 August 2008). "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  7. ^ "AstDys (15807) 1994GV9 Ephemerides". Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, Italy. Retrieved 2018-02-10. 

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