(84719) 2002 VR128

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(84719) 2002 VR128
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Michael E. Brown
Chadwick A. Trujillo
Discovery date 3 November 2002
Designations
none
Minor planet category TNO (plutino)[2]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 49.699 AU (7434.807 Gm)
Perihelion 28.900 AU (4323.399 Gm)
39.299 AU (5879.103 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.265
246.37 a (89,986.401 d)
4.67 km/s
60.298°
Inclination 14.037°
23.111°
287.589°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 448.5+42.1
−43.2
 km
[3]
Albedo 0.052+0.027
−0.018
[3]
Temperature ≈44 K
Spectral type
B−V = 0.94±0.03
V−R = 0.60±0.02[3]
5.58±0.37[3]

(84719) 2002 VR128 (also written (84719) 2002 VR128) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 2002 by Michael E. Brown and Chad Trujillo. The object is a plutino (in 2:3 resonance with Neptune).

Physical properties[edit]

The size of 2002 VR128 was measured by the Herschel Space Telescope to be 448.5+42.1
−43.2
 km
.[3] The surface of 2002 VR128 is red in the visible spectral range.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 84719 (2002 VR128)". 2008-10-22 last obs. Retrieved 2012-05-14.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ Marsden, Brian G. (2002-11-21). "MPEC 2002-W27 : 2002 MS4, 2002 QX47, 2002 VR128". IAU Minor Planet Center. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f 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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