(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
Plutino[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch (JD 20060922)
Aphelion 46.7 AU (6,986.23 Gm)
Perihelion 32.095 AU (4,801.35 Gm)
39.398 (5,893.86 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.185
247.29 a (90,322.7 d)
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 an MPC number.[1]

Refereences[edit]

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