(33001) 1997 CU29

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(33001) 1997 CU29
Discovery
Discovered by David C. Jewitt, Jane X. Luu,
Chadwick A. Trujillo, Jun Chen[1]
Discovery date February 6, 1997
Designations
MPC designation (33001) 1997 CU29
none
Minor planet category TNO (cubewano)[2][3]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 6753.621 Gm (45.145 AU)
Perihelion 6239.112 Gm (41.706 AU)
6496.367 Gm (43.426 AU)
Eccentricity 0.040
104524.019 d (286.17 a)
4.52 km/s
229.795°
Inclination 1.455°
350.273°
267.544°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 211 km[4]
Mass 1.3×1019? kg
Mean density
2.0? g/cm³
0.0641? m/s²
0.1213? km/s
? d
Albedo 0.10?
Temperature ~42 K
Spectral type
?
6.6

(33001) 1997 CU29, also written as (33001) 1997 CU29 is a cubewano. It has a perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) at 41.660 AU and an aphelion (farthest approach from the Sun) of 45.134 AU. 1997 CU29 is about 211 km in diameter. It was discovered on February 6, 1997 by David C. Jewitt, Jane X. Luu, Chad Trujillo, and Jun Chen at the Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.

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 (2001-12-12 using 36 of 38 observations). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 33001". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  4. ^ List of known trans-Neptunian objects