(87269) 2000 OO67

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(87269) 2000 OO67
Discovery
Discovered by Cerro Tololo telescope
Discovery date July 29, 2000
Designations
none
TNO
Centaur[1]
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 1068.199 AU
159,800.258 Gm
Perihelion 20.766 AU
3,106.523 Gm
544.482 AU
81,453.391 Gm
Eccentricity 0.962
4,640,599.188 d
(12,705.27 yr)
0.88 km/s
0.049°
Inclination 20.071°
142.315°
212.314°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 38–86 km[2]
Temperature ~12 K
9.2[3]

(87269) 2000 OO67 (also written (87269) 2000 OO67) is a small trans-Neptunian object (TNO) discovered by Deep Ecliptic Survey in 2000. It is remarkable for its highly eccentric orbit. At aphelion it is over 1,000 AU from the Sun and, with a perihelion of 21 AU, almost crosses the orbit of Uranus at closest approach. Some astronomers list it as a centaur.[1][4]

(87269) 2000 OO67 came to perihelion in April 2005.[1][3][5]

Both (87269) 2000 OO67 and 2006 SQ372 take longer than Sedna to orbit the Sun using either heliocentric coordinates or barycentric coordinates.

Comparison[edit]

Sedna compared to some other very distant orbiting bodies. Including 90377 Sedna, 2015 DB216 (orbit wrong), 2000 OO67, 2004 VN112, 2005 VX3, 2006 SQ372, 2007 TG422, 2007 DA61, 2009 MS9, 2010 GB174, 2010 NV1, 2010 BK118, 2012 DR30, 2012 VP113, 2013 BL76, 2013 AZ60, 2013 RF98, 2015 ER61

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marc W. Buie. "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 87269" (2006-07-25 using 33 of 34 obs). Deep Ecliptic Survey. Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  2. ^ "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  3. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 87269 (2000 OO67)" (2006-07-25 last obs). Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  4. ^ Structure and Dynamics of the Centaur Population: Constraints on the Origin of Short-Period Comets
  5. ^ Yeomans, Donald K. "Horizons Online Ephemeris System". California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

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