38083 Rhadamanthus

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38083 Rhadamanthus
Discovery
Discovered by Deep Ecliptic Survey
Discovery date 17 April 1999
Designations
MPC designation 38083 Rhadamanthus
Pronunciation /ˌrædəˈmænθəs/ RAD-ə-MAN-thəs
Named after
Rhadamanthus
1999 HX11
Minor planet category TNO (plutino?)[1][2]
Adjectives Rhadamanth(e/i)an, Rhadamanthine
Orbital characteristics[1][3]
Epoch 31 December 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 45.105 AU (6747.594 Gm)
Perihelion 33.205 AU (4967.394 Gm)
39.155 AU (5857.494 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.152
245.01 a (89,490.745 d)
4.73 km/s
84.451°
Inclination 12.731°
10.001°
81.785°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 87–276 km[4]H
Temperature ~44 K
6.7[3]

38083 Rhadamanthus is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 1999 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey. It was originally classified as a plutino but no longer is.[1][2]

It is named after the Greek mythological figure Rhadamanthus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marc W. Buie (7 June 2008). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 38083". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  2. ^ a b "MPEC 2006-X45 : Distant Minor Planets". Minor Planet Center & Tamkin Foundation Computer Network. 21 December 2006. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-18. (older provisional Plutino listing)
  3. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 38083 Rhadamanthus (1999 HX11)". 2008-06-07 last obs. Retrieved 2008-07-17. 
  4. ^ Rhadamanthus

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