|Discovered by||S. S. Sheppard|
D. C. Jewitt
|Discovery date||in 2006|
|869 days |
Skoll (// SKOL; Norse [skœlː]) or Saturn XLVII (provisional designation S/2006 S 8) is a retrograde irregular satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt and Jan Kleyna on 26 June 2006 from observations taken between 5 January and 30 April 2006.
Skoll is about 6 kilometres in diameter (assuming an albedo of 0.04) and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 17.6 Gm (million km) in 869 days, following a highly eccentric and moderately inclined orbit.
- Discovery Circumstances from JPL
- MPEC 2006-M45: Eight New Satellites of Saturn 26 June 2006 (discovery and ephemeris)
- Denk, T.; Mottola, S. (2019). Cassini Observations of Saturn's Irregular Moons (PDF). 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Lunar and Planetary Institute.
- Scott Sheppard's pages
- IAUC 8727: Satellites of Saturn 30 June 2006 (discovery)
- IAUC 8826: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn 5 April 2007 (naming the moon)
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