(40314) 1999 KR16

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(40314) 1999 KR16
Discovery [1]
Discovered by A. Dalsanti
O. R. Hainaut
Discovery site La Silla Obs.
Discovery date 16 May 1999
Designations
MPC designation (40314) 1999 KR16
1999 KR16
TNO[1]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 23 March 2018 (JD 2458200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 2
Observation arc 16.09 yr (5,878 d)
Aphelion 64.604 AU
Perihelion 33.968 AU
49.286 AU
Eccentricity 0.3108
346.02 yr (126,383 d)
347.77°
0° 0m 10.08s / day
Inclination 24.771°
205.57°
58.419°
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
235.25 km (derived)[2]
254±37 km[3]
5.8 h[4]
11.7 h[5]
0.10 (assumed)[2]
0.204±0.070[3]
RR [6] · C[2]
5.527±0.039 (R)[7] · 5.7[1] · 5.59±0.02 (R)[8] · 6.26[2]

(40314) 1999 KR16 is a carbonaceous trans-Neptunian object on an eccentric orbit in the outermost region of the Solar System, approximately 250 kilometers (160 miles) in diameter. It was discovered on 16 May 1999, by French astronomer Audrey Delsanti and Oliver Hainaut at ESO's La Silla Observatory in northern Chile.[9]

Orbit and classification[edit]

The C-type minor planet orbits the Sun at a distance of 34–65 AU once every 346 years (126,383 days; semi-major axis of 49.29 AU). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.31 and an inclination of 25° with respect to the ecliptic.[1]

Numbering and naming[edit]

This minor planet was numbered by the Minor Planet Center on 26 May 2002.[10] As of 2018, it has not been named.[9]

Physical characteristics[edit]

1999 KR16 has two solutions of its rotation period of 6 and 12 hours, respectively,[4][5] and an albedo of 0.20.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 40314 (1999 KR16)" (2015-06-19 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d "LCDB Data for (40314)". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Santos-Sanz, P.; Lellouch, E.; Fornasier, S.; Kiss, C.; Pal, A.; Müller, T. G.; Vilenius, E.; et al. (May 2012). ""TNOs are Cool": A survey of the trans-Neptunian region. IV. Size/albedo characterization of 15 scattered disk and detached objects observed with Herschel-PACS". Astronomy & Astrophysics. 541: 18. arXiv:1202.1481. Bibcode:2012A&A...541A..92S. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118541. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  4. ^ a b Thirouin, A.; Ortiz, J. L.; Campo Bagatin, A.; Pravec, P.; Morales, N.; Hainaut, O.; Duffard, R. (August 2012). "Short-term variability of 10 trans-Neptunian objects". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 424 (4): 3156–3177. arXiv:1207.2044. Bibcode:2012MNRAS.424.3156T. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2012.21477.x. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  5. ^ a b Sheppard, Scott S.; Jewitt, David C. (September 2002). "Time-resolved Photometry of Kuiper Belt Objects: Rotations, Shapes, and Phase Functions". The Astronomical Journal. 124 (3): 1757–1775. arXiv:astro-ph/0205392. Bibcode:2002AJ....124.1757S. doi:10.1086/341954. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  6. ^ Belskaya, Irina N.; Barucci, Maria A.; Fulchignoni, Marcello; Dovgopol, Anatolij N. (April 2015). "Updated taxonomy of trans-neptunian objects and centaurs: Influence of albedo". Icarus. 250: 482–491. Bibcode:2015Icar..250..482B. doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2014.12.004. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  7. ^ Peixinho, N.; Delsanti, A.; Guilbert-Lepoutre, A.; Gafeira, R.; Lacerda, P. (October 2012). "The bimodal colors of Centaurs and small Kuiper belt objects". Astronomy and Astrophysics. 546: 12. arXiv:1206.3153. Bibcode:2012A&A...546A..86P. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201219057. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  8. ^ Jewitt, David; Peixinho, Nuno; Hsieh, Henry H. (November 2007). "U-Band Photometry of Kuiper Belt Objects". The Astronomical Journal. 134 (5): 2046–2053. Bibcode:2007AJ....134.2046J. doi:10.1086/522787. Retrieved 14 December 2016.
  9. ^ a b "40314 (1999 KR16)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  10. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 24 February 2018.

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