2006 HH123

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2006 HH123
Discovery[1][2] and designation
Discovered by M. W. Buie
R. L. Millis
S. D. Kern
Discovery date April 26, 2006
Designations
MPC designation 2006 HH123
deleted[3]
Lost
TNO
SDO
Orbital characteristics[4][5]
Epoch April 15, 2006
(JD 2453840.5)
Aphelion 82 AU (Q)
Perihelion 30 AU (q)
56 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.46 (assumed)[4]
416 yr
360° (M)
Inclination 44°
240°
0.4°
Physical characteristics
5.2[4]

2006 HH123, also written as 2006 HH123, was a lost object with an assumed eccentricity.[4] If it had been a scattered-disc object it would have had an absolute magnitude of 5.2,[4] and been a possible dwarf planet. The preliminary orbital elements (as displayed in the infobox to the right) were calculated using only three observations over a period of one day,[4] hence its orbit was very poorly known and it quickly became lost.

Of the three discovery images, the first one is an unidentified object, the second one was identified as main-belt asteroid 130902, and the third image shows nothing at the measured position.[6] The three observations of 2006 HH123 were deleted on 6 November 2014,[3] and the provisional designation 2006 HH123 is no longer listed in the Minor Planet Center database.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPEC 2006-L50 : 2006 HF123, 2006 HG123, 2006 HH123, 2006 HJ123". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2006-06-11. Retrieved 2014-12-21.  (K06HC3H)
  2. ^ "List Of Centaurs and Scattered-Disk Objects". Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 25 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ a b M.P.C. 90383
  4. ^ a b c d e f http://scully.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/returnprepeph.cgi?d=d&o=K06HC3H
  5. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2006 HH123)" (last observation: 2006-04-27; arc: 1 day; uncertainty: 9 (lost)). Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  6. ^ "2006 HH123 ‘lost centaur’ este inexistent". Retrieved 2015-01-19. 

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