(65407) 2002 RP120

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(65407) 2002 RP120
Discovery [1]
Discovered by LONEOS
Discovery site Anderson Mesa Stn.
Discovery date 4 September 2002
Designations
MPC designation (65407) 2002 RP120
2002 RP120
TNO[2] · damocloid[3]
distant[1] · CLO [4]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 23 March 2018 (JD 2458200.5)
Uncertainty parameter 2
Observation arc 3.35 yr (1,225 days)
Aphelion 105.99 AU
Perihelion 2.4590 AU
54.223 AU
Eccentricity 0.9547
399.29 yr (145,839 d)
13.941°
0° 0m 9s / day
Inclination 118.91°
39.299°
357.87°
TJupiter −0.8330
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
14.6±2.8 km[2][5]
15 km[3]
200 h[6]
0.098±0.036[2][3][5]
C(assumed)[4]
B–R = 1.37[3]
12.3[2][4]

(65407) 2002 RP120, provisional designation 2002 RP120, is a trans-Neptunian object with a cometary-like, eccentric orbit, also classified as a damocloid, which means it is a member of a small group of retrograde bodies. It measures approxmiately 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) in diameter and was probably ejected from the ecliptic by Neptune. It is a slow rotator and potentially a tumbler as well.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "65407 (2002 RP120)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 65407 (2002 RP120)" (2004-06-22 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d Johnston, Wm. Robert (30 December 2017). "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  4. ^ a b c d "LCDB Data for (65407)". Asteroid Lightcurve Database (LCDB). Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  5. ^ a b Fernández, Yanga R.; Jewitt, David C.; Sheppard, Scott S. (July 2005). "Albedos of Asteroids in Comet-Like Orbits". The Astronomical Journal. 130 (1): 308–318. Bibcode:2005AJ....130..308F. doi:10.1086/430802. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 
  6. ^ Behrend, Raoul. "Asteroids and comets rotation curves – (65407)". Geneva Observatory. Retrieved 1 March 2018. 

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