(15807) 1994 GV9, provisional designation 1994 GV9, is a trans-Neptunian object from the classical Kuiper belt located in the outermost region of the Solar System. The cubewano belongs to the orbitally unexcited cold population.[6] It was discovered on 15 April 1994, by astronomers David Jewitt and Jun Chen at the Mauna Kea Observatories, near Hilo, Hawaii.

(15807) 1994 GV9
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered byD. C. Jewitt
J. Chen
Discovery siteMauna Kea Obs.
Discovery date15 April 1994
Designations
MPC designation(15807) 1994 GV9
1994 GV9
TNO[3] · cubewano[4][5]
cold[6]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch 27 April 2019 (JD 2458600.5)
Uncertainty parameter 4
excite_mean = 0.077[4]
Observation arc20.88 yr (7,627 d)
Aphelion46.540 AU
Perihelion41.328 AU
43.934 AU
Eccentricity0.0593
291.21 yr (106,365 d)
73.373°
0° 0m 12.24s / day
Inclination0.5594°
176.57°
309.63°
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
101 km[6]
147 km[5]
0.09–0.2 (assumed)[6][5]
7.4[1][3]

DescriptionEdit

As of 2018, it is 43.3 AU from the Sun.[7] Currently, the closest approach possible to Neptune (MOID) is 11.2 AU (1.68 billion km).[1] Very little is known about the object. Based on the brightness and distance, it is estimated to be between 100–150 km in diameter depending on the albedo.

1994 GV9 is the second cubewano to be given an official Minor Planet Center catalog number.[2] The first cubewano is 15760 Albion.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "15807 (1994 GV9)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b "MPEC 2008-O05 : Distant Minor Planets (2008 AUG. 2.0 TT)". Minor Planet Center. 17 July 2008. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 15807 (1994 GV9)" (2015-03-23 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b Marc W. Buie (22 March 2002). "Orbit Fit and Astrometric record for 15807". SwRI (Space Science Department). Retrieved 29 September 2008.
  5. ^ a b c Johnston, Wm. Robert (7 October 2018). "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b c d Brown, Michael E. "How many dwarf planets are there in the outer solar system?". California Institute of Technology. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  7. ^ "AstDys (15807) 1994GV9 Ephemerides". Department of Mathematics, University of Pisa, Italy. Retrieved 10 February 2018.

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