(385571) 2004 UP10

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2004 UP10
Discovery
Discovered by Sheppard and Trujillo
Discovery date 2004[1]
Designations
Alternative names MPO157352
Minor planet category Trojan asteroid
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 2011-Aug-27.0 (JD 2455800.5)
Aphelion 31.29 AU
Perihelion 29.34 AU
Semi-major axis 30.32 AU
Eccentricity 0.0323
Orbital period 166.93 yr (60972 d)
Mean anomaly 345°
Inclination 1.429°
Longitude of ascending node 34.83°
Argument of perihelion 0.9°
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 8.8

(385571) 2004 UP10 (also written 2004 UP10) is a Neptune trojan discovered by Scott S. Sheppard and Chadwick A. Trujillo in 2004. It was the second such body to be discovered. It has the same orbital period as Neptune and orbits at the L4 Lagrangian point about 60 degrees ahead of Neptune.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 385571 (2004 UP10)". 2006-11-13 last obs. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  2. ^ AstDys Retrieved 2011-09-01