(307463) 2002 VU130

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(307463) 2002 VU130
Discovery[1][2]
Discovered by Marc W. Buie
Discovery date 7 November 2002
Designations
none
Minor planet category TNO (plutino)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 14 March 2012 (JD 2456000.5)
Aphelion 47.48 AU
Perihelion 31.20 AU
39.34 AU
Eccentricity 0.2068
246.76 a (90,130 d)
267.44°
Inclination 1.36°
267.95°
279.39°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 252.9+33.6
−31.3
 km
[3]
Albedo 0.179+0.202
−0.103
[3]
Temperature ~44 K
5.47±0.83[3]

(307463) 2002 VU130 (also written (307463) 2002 VU130) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 2002 by Marc W. Buie at Kitt Peak Observatory.[2] The object is classified as a plutino (in 2:3 resonance with Neptune).[3]

Physical properties[edit]

The size of 2002 VU130 was measured by the Herschel Space Telescope to be 252.9+33.6
−31.3
 km
.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 307463 (2002 VU130)". 2008-10-22 last obs. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  2. ^ a b Marsden, Brian G. (2002-12-03). "MPEC 2002-X10: 2002 VR130, 2002 VS130, 2002 VT130, 2002 VU130". IAU Minor Planet Center. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Mommert, Michael; Harris, A. W.; Kiss, C.; Pál, A.; Santos-Sanz, P.; Stansberry, J.; Delsanti, A.; Vilenius, E.; Müller, T. G.; Peixinho, N.; Lellouch, E.; Szalai, N.; Henry, F.; Duffard, R.; Fornasier, S.; Hartogh, P.; Mueller, M.; Ortiz, J. L.; Protopapa, S.; Rengel, M.; Thirouin, A. (May 2012). "TNOs are cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region—V. Physical characterization of 18 Plutinos using Herschel-PACS observations". Astronomy & Astrophysics 541: A93. arXiv:1202.3657. Bibcode:2012A&A...541A..93M. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118562.  edit

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