38083 Rhadamanthus

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38083 Rhadamanthus
Discovery
Discovered by Deep Ecliptic Survey
Discovery date 17 April 1999
Designations
MPC designation 38083 Rhadamanthus
Pronunciation /ˌrædəˈmænθəs/ RAD-ə-MAN-thəs
Named after
Rhadamanthus
1999 HX11
TNO[1][2]
Adjectives Rhadamanth(e/i)an, Rhadamanthine
Orbital characteristics[1][3]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc 3367 days (9.22 yr)
Aphelion 45.204 AU (6.7624 Tm)
Perihelion 33.185 AU (4.9644 Tm)
39.194 AU (5.8633 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.15333
245.38 yr (89625.5 d)
4.73 km/s
97.148°
0° 0m 14.46s / day
Inclination 12.720°
9.9615°
82.178°
Earth MOID 32.2253 AU (4.82084 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 28.1835 AU (4.21619 Tm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 5.424
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 87–276 km[4][5]
Temperature ~ 44 K
7.1[3]

38083 Rhadamanthus is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 1999 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey. It was originally thought to be a plutino but no longer is.[1][2]

Discovery and naming[edit]

Rhadamanthus was discovered on 17 April 1999 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey.

Rhadamanthus is named after the Greek mythological figure. The name was announced in the circular of the Minor Planet Center of 24 July 2002, which stated "Rhadamanthus was a son of Zeus and Europa. Because of his just and upright life, after death he was appointed a judge of the dead and the ruler of Elysium, a blissfully beautiful area of the Underworld where those favored by the gods spent their life after death. The name was suggested by E. K. Elliot."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Marc W. Buie (7 June 2008). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 38083". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 2015-10-04. 
  2. ^ a b "MPEC 2006-X45 : Distant Minor Planets". Minor Planet Center & Tamkin Foundation Computer Network. 21 December 2006. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-18. (older provisional Plutino listing)
  3. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 38083 Rhadamanthus (1999 HX11)" (2008-06-07 last obs). Retrieved 12 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Rhadamanthus
  5. ^ "ABSOLUTE MAGNITUDE (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2015-09-23. 
  6. ^ "Minor Planet Circulars/Minor Planets and Comets, MPC-46112" (PDF). Minor Planet Center, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A. Retrieved 2015-04-19. 

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