(15820) 1994 TB

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(15820) 1994 TB
Discovery
Discovered by D. C. Jewitt and J. Chen
Discovery date October 2, 1994
Designations
MPC designation (15820) 1994 TB
none
Minor planet category TNO (plutino)
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 7728.080 Gm (51.659 AU)
Perihelion 4034.368 Gm (26.968 AU)
5881.224 Gm (39.314 AU)
Eccentricity 0.314
90035.109 d (246.50 a)
4.63 km/s
342.334°
Inclination 12.137°
317.378°
99.059°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 167 km[1]
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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(15820) 1994 TB is a trans-Neptunian object residing in the Kuiper belt. It is in a 3:2 orbital resonance with Neptune similar to Pluto. It was discovered on October 2, 1994 by David C. Jewitt and Jun Chen at the Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.

References[edit]

  1. ^ List of known trans-Neptunian objects