Jupiter LV

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Jupiter LV, originally known as S/2003 J 18, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers led by Brett J. Gladman in 2003.[1][2]

Jupiter LV is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 20.220 Gm in 587.38 days, at an inclination of 146° to the ecliptic (148° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.1048.[3]

It belongs to the Pasiphae group, retrograde irregular moons that orbit Jupiter between 22.8 and 24.1 Gm, at inclinations of roughly 150-155°.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Daniel W. E. Green (April 11, 2003). "IAUC 8116: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn". International Astronomical Union. 
  2. ^ MPEC 2003-G20: S/2003 J 18 April 4, 2003 (discovery)
  3. ^ MPEC 2017-L09: S/2003 J 18 June 2, 2017 (recovery and ephemeris)