2002 CY248

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2002 CY248
Discovery[1]
Discovered by D. E. Trilling, L. H. Wasserman, E. I. Chiang, J. R. Lovering
Discovery site Kitt Peak National Observatory, Arizona, United States
Discovery date 2002
Designations
MPC designation 2002 CY248
Orbital characteristics[2]
Aphelion 52.8682
Perihelion 39.4817
46.1749
Eccentricity 0.145
313.775 years (114,606 days)
223.462°
Inclination 7.0368°
300.701°
338.641°
Proper orbital elements
223.462 deg / yr
1.61101 yr
(588.422 d)
Precession of perihelion
338.641 arcsec / yr
Precession of the ascending node
300.701 arcsec / yr
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 467 km (diameter)
Albedo 0.07[3]
5.0[1]

2002 CY248, also written 2002 CY248, is a large classical Kuiper belt object[4] with an absolute magnitude of 5.0 and an albedo of 0.07.[1] It is about 467 kilometres (290 mi) in diameter.[3] Astronomer Mike Brown lists it as a probable dwarf planet.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MPEC 2004-E32 : 2002 CZ154, 2002 CY248, 2002 CD251, 2002 XH91, 2003 FK127, 2003 FH129". Minorplanetcenter.net. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  2. ^ (2002 CY248). "Small Solar System Body (2002 CY248)". Comets-asteroids.findthedata.org. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ a b c Michael E. Brown. "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system? (updates daily)". California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  4. ^ "List of known trans-Neptunian objects". Johnstonsarchive.net. Retrieved 2014-06-13.