2010 FX86

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2010 FX86
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Observers S. S. Sheppard, A. Udalski, I. Soszynski
Discovery site Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Discovery date 17 March 2010
Designations
MPC designation 2010 FX86
Cubewano[2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch JD 2456400.5 (2013-04-18.0)
Aphelion 49.459 AU
Perihelion 43.922 AU
46.690 AU
Eccentricity 0.0593
319.04 yr (116,530 d)
280.617°
Inclination 25.1785°
310.823°
355.508°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 230–598 km (diameter)
15.8 hr[3]
Albedo 0.09 (assumed)[4]
4.3[1][3]

2010 FX86, also written 2010 FX86, is a relatively bright classical Kuiper belt object[3][5] with an absolute magnitude of 4.3.[1] It is estimated to be about 600 kilometres (370 mi) in diameter.[4] Astronomer Mike Brown lists it as likely a dwarf planet.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MPEC 2010-G57 : 2010 FX86". Minorplanetcenter.org. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  2. ^ "IAU Minor Planet Center". Minorplanetcenter.net. 2010-03-17. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d Alan Chamberlin. "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Ssd.jpl.nasa.gov. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "MPEC 2011-F17 : 2010 FX86". Minorplanetcenter.org. Retrieved 2014-06-13.