(120348) 2004 TY364
|Discovered by||Michael E. Brown,
David L. Rabinowitz
|Discovery date||October 3, 2004|
|MPC designation||(120348) 2004 TY364|
|Minor planet category||TNO|
|Semi-major axis||38.742 AU|
|Longitude of ascending node||140.5°|
|Argument of perihelion||0.9°|
|Absolute magnitude (H)||4.5|
(120348) 2004 TY364, also written as (120348) 2004 TY364, is a trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered by Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, and David L. Rabinowitz on October 3, 2004 at the Palomar Observatory.
Since its absolute magnitude of 4.5, it is a likely dwarf planet, and Mike Brown's website lists it as one. However, light curve analysis has questioned whether it would truly qualify as a dwarf planet.
- "AstDys (120348) 2004TY364 Ephemerides". Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, Italy. Retrieved 2009-12-10.
- Michael E. Brown. "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system? (updates daily)". California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2011-08-25.
- Gonzalo Tancredi and Sofía Favre (13-Oct-2008?). "Dwarf Planet & Plutoid Headquarters". Portal Uruguayo de Astronomía. Retrieved 2010-09-22. (Which are the dwarfs in the Solar System?)
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