(15789) 1993 SC

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(15789) 1993 SC
Discovery
Discovered by Iwan P. Williams,
Alan Fitzsimmons, and
Donal O'Ceallaigh
Discovery date September 17, 1993
Designations
MPC designation (15789) 1993 SC
none
Minor planet category Plutino[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch (JD 20060922)
Aphelion 6,986.23 Gm (46.7 AU)
Perihelion 4,801.35 Gm (32.095 AU)
5,893.86 Gm (39.398 AU)
Eccentricity 0.185
90,322.7 d (247.29 a)
52.7°
Inclination 5.2 °
354.7°
316°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 328 km[2]
363 km[3]
Albedo 0.022 ± 0.01 (dark)[2]
7.0

(15789) 1993 SC is a trans-Neptunian object of the plutino class. The discovery was made in 1993 at the La Palma Observatory with the Isaac Newton Telescope. It was the second plutino to receive a MPC number.[1]

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External links[edit]

  • MPC: List of TNOs
  • Grundy, W. M.; Noll, K. S.; Stephens, D. C. "Diverse albedos of small trans-neptunian objects." Icarus, Volume 176, Issue 1, p. 184-191 (07/2005) Abstract