2007 NC7

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2007 NC7
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered by M. E. Schwamb
M. E. Brown
D. Rabinowitz
Discovery site Palomar Obs.
Discovery date 11 July 2007
Designations
MPC designation 2007 NC7
TNO[3] · centaur[4][5]
distant[1]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch 4 September 2017 (JD 2458000.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc 7.12 yr (2,599 days)
Aphelion 51.452 AU
Perihelion 16.867 AU
34.160 AU
Eccentricity 0.5062
199.65 yr (72,924 d)
37.817°
0° 0m 17.64s / day
Inclination 6.3015°
324.12°
286.77°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 106 km (calculated)[6]
0.09 (assumed)[6]
8.1[3]

2007 NC7, also written as 2007 NC7, is a trans-Neptunian object and centaur from the outer Solar System, approximately 106 kilometers in diameter. It was first observed on 11 July 2007, by American astronomers Megan Schwamb, Michael Brown and David Rabinowitz at Palomar Observatory in California.[2]

The object has a high eccentricity of 0.49. It comes within 17 AU of the Sun (inside the orbit of Uranus) and goes as far as 50 AU at aphelion (near the Kuiper cliff). It passed perihelion in September 1996.

For comparison, among the well-established, highly eccentric orbits formally classified as plutinos, the orbit of (15788) 1993 SB has an eccentricity of 0.318.

It has only been observed twenty-six times over four oppositions.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2007 NC7". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "MPC Electronic Circular – MPEC 2007-R25 : 2007 NC7". Minor Planet Center. 6 September 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2007 NC7)" (2014-08-22 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Marc W. Buie (2008-06-09). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 07NC7". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  5. ^ "List Of Centaurs and Scattered-Disk Objects". MPC. Retrieved 2008-07-08. 
  6. ^ a b "List of known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. Retrieved 14 October 2017. 

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