2010 RE64

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2010 RE64
Discovery[1]
Discovered by D. Rabinowitz
M. E. Schwamb
S. Tourtellotte
European Southern Observatory, La Silla (809)
Discovery date 2010-09-09
Designations
MPC designation 2010 RE64
TNO / SDO[2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 5
Observation arc 1504 days (4.12 yr)
Aphelion 94.803 AU (14.1823 Tm) (Q)
Perihelion 36.074 AU (5.3966 Tm) (q)
65.438 AU (9.7894 Tm) (a)
Eccentricity 0.44874 (e)
529.37 yr (193351 d)
318.55° (M)
0° 0m 6.703s /day (n)
Inclination 13.541° (i)
67.400° (Ω)
21.326° (ω)
Earth MOID 35.0932 AU (5.24987 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 30.9681 AU (4.63276 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 370–820 km[3][4]
612 km[5][6]
21.7[7]
4.3[3]

2010 RE64, also written as 2010 RE64, is a scattered disc object with an absolute magnitude of 4.3.[3] Mike Brown's website lists it as a highly likely dwarf planet.[8]

Preliminary[edit]

It has an observation arc of 407 days,[3] and there are currently no known precovery images to help refine its orbit. It is currently 53.7 AU from the Sun.[7] Based on JPL's best-fit solution for the orbit, it reached aphelion around 1829. It is estimated to come to perihelion around 2079.[3]

Assuming a generic trans-Neptunian albedo of 0.09, it is about 612 kilometres (380 mi) in diameter.[5] However, since the true albedo is unknown and it has an absolute magnitude of 4.3,[3] it could easily be from about 370 to 820 km in diameter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MPEC 2010-T36 : 2010 RE64". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2011-07-06. 
  2. ^ Marc W. Buie. "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 10RE64" (last observation: 2011-10-21 using 16 of 16 observations over 1.1 yr). SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2009-12-03. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2010 RE64)" (last observation: 2011-10-21; arc: 1.11 years). Retrieved 31 March 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Archived from the original on 26 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-06. 
  5. ^ a b Dan Bruton. "Conversion of Absolute Magnitude to Diameter for Minor Planets". Department of Physics & Astronomy (Stephen F. Austin State University). Retrieved 2010-12-03. 
  6. ^ Assuming an albedo of 0.09
  7. ^ a b "AstDyS 2010 RE64 Ephemerides". Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, Italy. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  8. ^ Michael E. Brown. "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system? (updates daily)". California Institute of Technology. Archived from the original on 2011-10-18. Retrieved 2011-08-25. 

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