|Discovered by||John J. Kavelaars et al.|
S/2000 S 10
|Epoch 2000 Feb. 26.00|
|17 343 000 km|
Erriapus (// ERR-ee-AP-əs; Latin: Erriapus, Erriappus), also Saturn XXVIII (28), is a prograde irregular satellite of Saturn. It was discovered by Brett Gladman, John J. Kavelaars and colleagues in 2000, and given the temporary designation S/2000 S 10. It was named Erriapo in August 2003 after Erriapus, a giant in Gaulish mythology; the name was changed from dative Erriapo to nominative Erriapus per IAU conventions in late 2007.
Erriapus is about 10 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 17,3 Gm in 871 days.
Member of the Gallic group of irregular satellites, sharing a similar orbit and displaying a similar light-red colour, Erriapus is thought to have its origin in a break-up of a common progenitor of the group or to be a fragment of Albiorix.
- Discovery Circumstances (JPL)
- Mean orbital parameters from JPL
- Scott Sheppard pages
- Grav, T.; Holman, M. J.; Gladman, B. J.; Aksnes, K.; Photometric survey of the irregular satellites, Icarus, 166 (2003), pp. 33–45
- IAUC 7539: S/2000 S 10 December 7, 2000 (discovery)
- MPEC 2000-Y14: S/2000 S 3, S/2000 S 4, S/2000 S 5, S/2000 S 6, S/2000 S 10 December 19, 2000 (discovery and ephemeris)
- IAUC 8177: Satellites of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus August 8, 2003 (naming the moon)
- USGS: Spelling of Saturn XXVIII
- IAUC 9191: SATURN XXVIII (ERRIAPUS) January 11, 2011
- Gladman, B. J.; Nicholson, P. D.; Burns, J. A.; Kavelaars, J. J.; Marsden, B. G.; Holman, M. J.; Grav, T.; Hergenrother, C. W.; Petit, J.-M.; Jacobson, R. A.; and Gray, W. J.; Discovery of 12 satellites of Saturn exhibiting orbital clustering, Nature, 412 (July 12, 2001), pp. 163–166
- Grav, T.; and Bauer, J.; A deeper look at the colors of Saturnian irregular satellites