2004 KV18

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2004 KV18
Discovery
Discovery date 2004
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch JD 2456400.5 (18 April 2013)
Aphelion 35.70 AU
Perihelion 24.54 AU
30.12 AU
Eccentricity 0.184
165.35 yr (60,396 d)
62.30°
Inclination 13.61°
235.63°
294.24°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~56 km[2]
8.9[1]

2004 KV18 is the eighth Neptune trojan identified and the second in Neptune's L5 Lagrangian point (trailing Neptune).[3] It is suspected to be around 56 km in mean diameter.[2]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2004 KV18". Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  2. ^ a b The Tracking News
  3. ^ "List Of Neptune Trojans". Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-08.