2006 RJ103

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2006 RJ103
Discovery
Discovery date 2006
Designations
Trojan asteroid
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 4
Observation arc 3796 days (10.39 yr)
Aphelion 30.941 AU (4.6287 Tm)
Perihelion 29.015 AU (4.3406 Tm)
29.978 AU (4.4846 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.032125
164.14 yr (59952.3 d)
252.03°
0° 0m 21.617s /day
Inclination 8.1620°
120.94°
29.564°
Earth MOID 28.029 AU (4.1931 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 23.6335 AU (3.53552 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 85–190 km
7.5[1]

2006 RJ103 (also written 2006 RJ103) is a Neptune trojan discovered by the SDSS Collaboration in 2006. It was the fifth such body to be discovered. It has the same orbital period as Neptune and orbits at the L4 Lagrangian point about 60 degrees ahead of Neptune[3] As of 2016, it is 30.3 AU from Neptune.

With an absolute magnitude of 7.5,[1] it has a diameter in the range of 85 to 190 km.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2006 RJ103". Retrieved 30 March 2016. 
  2. ^ AstDys-2 about 2006 RJ103
  3. ^ "List Of Neptune Trojans". Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Absolute Magnitude (H)". Archived from the original on 14 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-08. 

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