(181902) 1999 RD215

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(181902) (1999) RD215
Discovery
Discovered by C. A. Trujillo, J. X. Luu, and D. C. Jewitt at Mauna Kea (568).[1]
Discovery date September 6, 1999
Designations
MPC designation (181902) 1999 RD215
none
Minor planet category Scattered disc object Transneptunian object
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 2457000.5 (2014-Dec-09)
(uncertainty: 2)
Aphelion 206.3 AU ±0.22205
Perihelion 37.636 AU ±0.0052456
121.9 AU ±0.13129
Eccentricity 0.6914 ±0.00030719
491,900 days (1347 years) ±794.31 (2.175)
Inclination 25.9463° ±0.00046624
210.3093° ±0.00026792
138.30° ±0.025485
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~175 km[2]
Albedo 0.02-0.1 (assumed)
7.4

(181902) 1999 RD215 is a scattered disc object with a diameter of about 175 kilometers (110 miles.) It was discovered on September 6, 1999 by Chad Trujillo, Jane Luu, and David Jewitt. The orbit of the asteroid regularly takes it from the center of the Kuiper belt to well beyond, into the Scattered disc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser - 1999 RD215". JPL Small Body Database. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Glossary: Absolute Magnitude (H)". JPL. NASA.gov. Retrieved 16 October 2014.