(181902) 1999 RD215

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(181902) (1999) RD215
Discovery
Discovered by C. A. Trujillo, J. X. Luu, and D. C. Jewitt at Mauna Kea (568).[1]
Discovery date 6 September 1999
Designations
MPC designation (181902) 1999 RD215
none
Scattered disc object Transneptunian object
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 2
Observation arc 2933 days (8.03 yr)
Aphelion 204.66 AU (30.617 Tm)
Perihelion 37.601 AU (5.6250 Tm)
121.13 AU (18.121 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.68959
1333.21 yr (486953.3 d)
7.3151°
0° 0m 2.661s / day
Inclination 25.9736°
210.3167°
138.10°
Earth MOID 36.6382 AU (5.48100 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 32.9028 AU (4.92219 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~175 km[2]
0.02-0.1 (assumed)
7.4

(181902) 1999 RD215 is a scattered disc object with a diameter of about 175 kilometers (110 miles.) It was discovered on September 6, 1999, by Chad Trujillo, Jane Luu, and David Jewitt. The orbit of the TNO regularly takes it from the center of the Kuiper belt to well beyond, into the Scattered disc.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser - 1999 RD215". JPL Small Body Database. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Glossary: Absolute Magnitude (H)". JPL. NASA.gov. Retrieved 16 October 2014. 

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