2006 RJ103

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2006 RJ103
Discovery
Discovery date 2006
Designations
Minor planet category Trojan asteroid
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 2012-Mar-14.0 (JD 2456000.5)
Aphelion 31.079 AU
Perihelion 29.312 AU
Semi-major axis 30.195 AU
Eccentricity 0.029
Orbital period 165.9 yr (60,605 d)
Mean anomaly 257°
Inclination 8.1615°
Longitude of ascending node 120.88°
Argument of perihelion 16°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 85–190 km
Absolute magnitude (H) 7.5[1]

2006 RJ103 (also written 2006 RJ103) is a Neptune trojan discovered by the SDSS Collaboration in 2006. It was the fifth 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[3]

With an absolute magnitude of 7.5,[1] it has a diameter in the range of 85 to 190 km.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2006 RJ103". Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  2. ^ AstDys-2 about 2006 RJ103
  3. ^ "List Of Neptune Trojans". Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Absolute Magnitude (H)". Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 

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