S/2003 J 19

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S/2003 J 19 is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers led by Brett J. Gladman, et al. in 2003.[1][2]

S/2003 J 19 is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 22,709 Mm in 699.125 days, at an inclination of 165° to the ecliptic (164° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.1961.

It belongs to the Carme group, made up of irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at a distance ranging between 23 and 24 Gm and at an inclination of about 165°.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IAUC 8125: S/2003 J 19 and S/2003 J 20 2003 April (discovery)
  2. ^ MPEC 2003-G64: S/2003 J 19 2003 April (discovery and ephemeris)