S/2006 S 1

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S/2006 S 1 is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006 from observations taken between January 4 and April 30, 2006. S/2006 S 1 is about 6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 18,930.2 Mm in 972.407 days, at an inclination of 154.2° to the ecliptic (175.4° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.1303.

This moon has not been seen since its discovery in 2006 and is currently considered lost.[1][2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beatty, Kelly (4 April 2012). "Outer-Planet Moons Found — and Lost". www.skyandtelescope.com. Sky & Telescope. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Brozović, Marina; Jacobson, Robert A. (9 March 2017). "The Orbits of Jupiter's Irregular Satellites". The Astronomical Journal. 153 (4). Bibcode:2017AJ....153..147B. doi:10.3847/1538-3881/aa5e4d. 
  3. ^ Jacobson, B.; Brozović, M.; Gladman, B.; Alexandersen, M.; Nicholson, P. D.; Veillet, C. (28 September 2012). "Irregular Satellites of the Outer Planets: Orbital Uncertainties and Astrometric Recoveries in 2009–2011". The Astronomical Journal. 144 (5). Bibcode:2012AJ....144..132J. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/144/5/132. Retrieved 27 June 2017.