(307463) 2002 VU130

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(307463) 2002 VU130
Discovery[1][2]
Discovered by Marc W. Buie
Discovery date 7 November 2002
Designations
none
TNO (plutino)
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc 4780 days (13.09 yr)
Aphelion 47.503 AU (7.1063 Tm)
Perihelion 30.920 AU (4.6256 Tm)
39.212 AU (5.8660 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.21145
245.55 yr (89685.6 d)
272.58°
0° 0m 14.45s / day
Inclination 1.3688°
267.92°
280.32°
Earth MOID 29.9218 AU (4.47624 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 25.4717 AU (3.81051 Tm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 5.497
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 252.9+33.6
−31.3
 km
[3]
0.179+0.202
−0.103
[3]
Temperature ~44 K
5.47±0.83,[3] 6.0[1]

(307463) 2002 VU130 (also written (307463) 2002 VU130) is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 2002 by Marc W. Buie at Kitt Peak Observatory.[2] The object is classified as a plutino (in 2:3 resonance with Neptune).[3]

Physical properties[edit]

The size of (307463) 2002 VU130 was measured by the Herschel Space Telescope to be 252.9+33.6
−31.3
 km
.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 307463 (2002 VU130)" (2008-10-22 last obs). Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Marsden, Brian G. (2002-12-03). "MPEC 2002-X10: 2002 VR130, 2002 VS130, 2002 VT130, 2002 VU130". IAU Minor Planet Center. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Retrieved 2012-05-14. 
  3. ^ a b c d e Mommert, Michael; Harris, A. W.; Kiss, C.; Pál, A.; Santos-Sanz, P.; Stansberry, J.; Delsanti, A.; Vilenius, E.; Müller, T. G.; Peixinho, N.; Lellouch, E.; Szalai, N.; Henry, F.; Duffard, R.; Fornasier, S.; Hartogh, P.; Mueller, M.; Ortiz, J. L.; Protopapa, S.; Rengel, M.; Thirouin, A. (May 2012). "TNOs are cool: A survey of the trans-Neptunian region—V. Physical characterization of 18 Plutinos using Herschel-PACS observations". Astronomy & Astrophysics 541: A93. arXiv:1202.3657. Bibcode:2012A&A...541A..93M. doi:10.1051/0004-6361/201118562. 

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