(33340) 1998 VG44

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(33340) 1998 VG44
Discovery
Discovered by J. A. Larsen
Nicole M. Danzl
A. Gleason
Discovery date November 14, 1998
Designations
MPC designation (33340) 1998 VG44
none
plutino
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 20070410
Aphelion 48.813 AU
Perihelion 29.354 AU
39.083 AU
Eccentricity 0.249
89244.1 d
350.0°
Inclination 3.0°
127.9°
324.6°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 221 km
Albedo 0.09 (assumed)
6.5

(33340) 1998 VG44, also written as (33340) 1998 VG44, is a trans-Neptunian object. It has a 2:3 orbital resonance with the planet Neptune, similar to Pluto, classifying it as a plutino. Its average distance from the Sun is 39.083 AU with a perihelion of 29.354 AU and an aphelion at 48.813 AU. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.249, and is inclined by 3°. It is about 221 km in diameter, so it is unlikely to be classified as a dwarf planet. It was discovered on November 14, 1998, by J. A. Larsen, Nicole M. Danzl and A. Gleason at the Steward Observatory.

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