2010 RF43

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2010 RF43
Discovered by S. D. Benecchi
Discovery site Las Campanas Observatory, Chile
Discovery date September 6, 2010[1]
MPC designation 2010 RF43
Minor planet category Scattered disc[2][3]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch JD 2456400.5 (2013-Apr-18.0)
Aphelion 61.82 AU
Perihelion 37.01 AU
Semi-major axis 49.62 AU
Eccentricity 0.251
Orbital period 347.4 years (126,882 days)
Mean anomaly 91.14°
Inclination 30.625°
Longitude of ascending node 25.366°
Argument of perihelion 192.12°
Known satellites none
Proper orbital elements
Precession of the ascending node 24.527[citation needed] arcsec / yr
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 380–860[4]
613 km in diameter.[5]

2010 RF43, also written 2010 RF43, is a trans-Neptunian object with an absolute magnitude of 4.1.[2] It was discovered in 2010 by S. D. Benecchi at the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile.[6] 2010 RF43 is currently classified as a scattered disc object.[2][3] Astronomer Mike Brown lists it as highly likely a dwarf planet.[5]


  1. ^ http://comets-asteroids.findthedata.org/l/597614/2010-RF43
  2. ^ a b c d http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=2010RF43;orb=0;cov=0;log=0;cad=0#phys_par
  3. ^ a b Marc W. Buie (2013-02-13 using 34 of 36 observations). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 10RF43". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  4. ^ "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA / JPL. Retrieved 2010-02-13. 
  5. ^ a b Michael E. Brown. "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system? (updates daily)". California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 
  6. ^ http://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K11/K11U09.html