(86047) 1999 OY3

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(86047) 1999 OY3
Discovery
Discovery date July 18, 1999
Designations
MPC designation (86047) 1999 OY3
none
Minor planet category Cubewano (MPC)[1]
Extended (DES)[2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Aphelion 51.642 AU
Perihelion 36.361 AU
44.002 AU
Eccentricity 0.174
49.9°
Inclination 24.2°
301.8°
305.4°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 73 km[4][5]
Albedo 0.7 (assumed)
Spectral type
B-V=0.75, V-R=0.26[6]
B-V=0.71; V-R=0.37[7]
6.7[3]

(86047) 1999 OY3, also written as (86047) 1999 OY3, is a trans-Neptunian object that resides in the Kuiper belt beyond Pluto. It was discovered on July 18, 1999 at the Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.

Haumea family[edit]

1999 OY3 is a candidate member of the Haumea family and probably has a very high albedo.[8]

Of the known Haumea-family members, 2009 OY3 has the dimmest absolute magnitude (H) of the group at 6.74, suggesting that it is also the smallest member of the group.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPEC 2009-R09 :Distant Minor Planets (2009 SEPT. 16.0 TT)". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  2. ^ Marc W. Buie (2006-08-02 using 37 observations). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 86047". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2009-10-04. 
  3. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 86047 (1999 OY3)". 2006-08-02 last obs. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 
  4. ^ Assuming a Haumea-like albedo of 0.7
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Snodgrass, Carry, Dumas, Hainaut (2009). "Characterisation of candidate members of (136108) Haumea's family". Astrophysical Journal. arXiv:0912.3171. Bibcode:2010A&A...511A..72S. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/200913031. 
  7. ^ Tegler, Stephen C. (2007-02-01). "Kuiper Belt Object Magnitudes and Surface Colors". Archived from the original on 1 September 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-07. 
  8. ^ D. Ragozzine; M. E. Brown (2007). "Candidate Members and Age Estimate of the Family of Kuiper Belt Object 2003 EL61". The Astronomical Journal 134 (6): 2160–2167. arXiv:0709.0328. Bibcode:2007AJ....134.2160R. doi:10.1086/522334. 

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