(181708) 1993 FW

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(181708) 1993 FW
Discovery
Discovered by David C. Jewitt,
Jane X. Luu
Discovery date 28 March 1993
Designations
Trans-Neptunian object
(cubewano)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)[1]
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc 5456 days (14.94 yr)
Aphelion 46.293 AU (6.9253 Tm)
Perihelion 41.642 AU (6.2296 Tm)
43.967 AU (6.5774 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.052899
291.54 yr (106487 d)
4.489 km/s
351.305°
0° 0m 12.171s / day
Inclination 7.7336°
187.837°
40.180°
Earth MOID 40.6353 AU (6.07895 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 36.2333 AU (5.42042 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions

175 km[2]

241 km[3]
7.0

(181708) 1993 FW was the second trans-Neptunian object to be discovered after Pluto and Charon. It was discovered in 1993 by David C. Jewitt and Jane X. Luu at the Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii.[4] Following its discovery it was nicknamed 'Karla' by its discoverers.[5] Mike Brown lists it as possibly a dwarf planet on his website.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Wm. Robert Johnston. Archived from the original on 2015-01-08. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  3. ^ a b "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system?". Mike Brown. Retrieved 2015-01-03. 
  4. ^ BS Marsden; Jewitt, D.; Marsden, B. G. (1993). "1993 FW". IAU Circ. Minor Planet Center. 5730: 1. Bibcode:1993IAUC.5730....1L. 
  5. ^ "Space body given name of Le Carre character: Astronomers discover planetesimal Karla". The Independent. April 20, 1993. 

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