(19255) 1994 VK8

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(19255) 1994 VK8
Discovery
Discovered by Alan Fitzsimmons, Donal O'Ceallaigh,
and Iwan P. Williams[1]
Discovery date November 8, 1994
Designations
MPC designation (19255) 1994 VK8
none
Minor planet category cubewano[2]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 6603.633 Gm (44.143 AU)
Perihelion 6155.912 Gm (41.150 AU)
6379.773 Gm (42.646 AU)
Eccentricity 0.035
101722.753 d (278.50 a)
4.56 km/s
247.428°
Inclination 1.489°
72.388°
120.733°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 175 km[3]
Mass 5.6×1018 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
0.0489 m/s²
0.0925 km/s
9 hr[1]
Albedo 0.09 (assumed)
Temperature ~43 K
Spectral type
?
7.0[1]

(19255) 1994 VK8, also written as (19255) 1994 VK8, is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) of the cubewano class. It was discovered on November 8, 1994, by Alan Fitzsimmons, Donal O'Ceallaigh, and Iwan P. Williams.

(19255) 1994 VK8 is the fourth cubewano to be given an official Minor Planet Center catalog number.[4] The first three official cubewanos are (15760) 1992 QB1, (15807) 1994 GV9, and (16684) 1994 JQ1.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 19255 (1994 VK8)" (2000-11-27 last obs). Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  2. ^ Marc W. Buie (1997-10-27). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 19255". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  3. ^ Wm. Robert Johnston (22 August 2008). "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. Archived from the original on 28 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  4. ^ "MPEC 2008-O05 : Distant Minor Planets (2008 AUG. 2.0 TT)". Minor Planet Center. 2008-07-17. Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 

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