(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 October 8, 1996[1]
Designations
MPC designation (118228) 1996 TQ66
none
Minor planet category plutino
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 6570.418 Gm (43.921 AU)
Perihelion 5174.984 Gm (34.593 AU)
5872.701 Gm (39.257 AU)
Eccentricity 0.119
89839.462 d (245.97 a)
4.74 km/s
12.128°
Inclination 14.683°
10.776°
19.060°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 167 km[2]
Mass 4.9×1018? kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
0.0467? m/s²
0.0883? km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~44 K
Spectral type
?
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(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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ List Of Transneptunian Objects Archived 20 June 2007 at WebCite
  2. ^ List of known trans-Neptunian objects Archived 20 June 2007 at WebCite