(24835) 1995 SM55

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(24835) 1995 SM55
Discovery
Discovered by Nichole M. Danzl[1]
Discovery date September 19, 1995
Designations
MPC designation (24835) 1995 SM55
Minor planet category Cubewano (MPC)[2]
Extended (DES)[3]
Orbital characteristics[4]
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 45.905 AU (6867.313 Gm)
Perihelion 37.400 AU (5595.012 Gm)
41.653 AU (6231.162 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.102
268.83 a (98,189.245 d)
4.60 km/s
315.427°
Inclination 27.092°
21.067°
72.287°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 174 km[5][6]
<704km[7]
8.08 h[4]
Albedo 0.7 (assumed)
Temperature ~43 K
Spectral type
(Neutral)
B-V=0.65, V-R=0.39[8]
B0-V0=0.628[9]
4.8[4]

(24835) 1995 SM55, also written (24835) 1995 SM55, is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) that resides in the Kuiper belt that was discovered on September 19, 1995, by Nichole M. Danzl.

Origin[edit]

Main article: Haumea family

Based on their common pattern of IR water-ice absorptions, neutral visible spectrum[10] and the clustering of their orbital elements, the other KBOs (19308) 1996 TO66, (55636) 2002 TX300, (120178) 2003 OP32 and (145453) 2005 RR43 all appear to be collisional fragments broken off of the dwarf planet Haumea.

References[edit]

  1. ^ List Of Transneptunian Objects
  2. ^ "MPEC 2009-R09 :Distant Minor Planets (2009 SEPT. 16.0 TT)". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ Marc W. Buie. "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 24835" (2004-11-02 using 119 of 123 observations). SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  4. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 24835 (1995 SM55)" (2004-11-02 last obs). Retrieved 2009-01-20. 
  5. ^ Assuming a Haumea-like albedo of 0.7
  6. ^ Dan Bruton. "Conversion of Absolute Magnitude to Diameter for Minor Planets". Department of Physics & Astronomy (Stephen F. Austin State University). Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  7. ^ John Stansberry, Will Grundy, Mike Brown, Dale Cruikshank, John Spencer, David Trilling, Jean-Luc Margot (2007). "Physical Properties of Kuiper Belt and Centaur Objects: Constraints from Spitzer Space Telescope". arXiv:astro-ph/0702538 [astro-ph].
  8. ^ Snodgrass, Carry, Dumas, Hainaut (16 December 2009). "Characterisation of candidate members of (136108) Haumea's family". The Astrophysical Journal. arXiv:0912.3171. Bibcode:2010A&A...511A..72S. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200913031. 
  9. ^ David L. Rabinowitz, Bradley E. Schaefer, Martha W. Schaefer, Suzanne W. Tourtellotte (2008). "The Youthful Appearance of the 2003 EL61 Collisional Family". ArXiv.org. arXiv:0804.2864. Bibcode:2008AJ....136.1502R. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/136/4/1502. 
  10. ^ Pinilla-Alonso, N.; Licandro, J.; Gil-Hutton, R.; Brunetto, R. (June 2007). "The water ice rich surface of (145453) 2005 RR43: a case for a carbon-depleted population of TNOs?". Astronomy and Astrophysics 468 (1): L25. arXiv:astro-ph/0703098. Bibcode:2007A&A...468L..25P. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20077294. 

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