(15789) 1993 SC is a trans-Neptunian object of the plutino class. The discovery was made in 1993 at the La Palma Observatory with the Isaac Newton Telescope. It was the second plutino to receive an MPC number.[1]

(15789) 1993 SC
Discovery
Discovered byIwan P. Williams,
Alan Fitzsimmons, and
Donal O'Ceallaigh
Discovery date17 September 1993
Designations
MPC designation(15789) 1993 SC
none
Plutino[1]
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc5839 days (15.99 yr)
Aphelion46.639 AU (6.9771 Tm)
Perihelion32.162 AU (4.8114 Tm)
39.400 AU (5.8942 Tm)
Eccentricity0.18372
247.32 yr (90333.4 d)
66.186°
0° 0m 14.347s / day
Inclination5.1667°
354.75°
316.20°
Earth MOID31.1475 AU (4.65960 Tm)
Jupiter MOID27.0752 AU (4.05039 Tm)
TJupiter5.520
Physical characteristics
Dimensions328 km[2]
363 km[3]
Mean radius
164 ± 30 km
0.022 ± 0.010[2]
7.0

KBO's found in 1993 include: (15788) 1993 SB, (15789) 1993 SC, (181708) 1993 FW, and (385185) 1993 RO.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "MPEC 2010-S44 :Distant Minor Planets (2010 OCT. 11.0 TT)". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2010-09-25. Retrieved 2014-11-16.
  2. ^ a b c "15789 (1993 SC)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  3. ^ List of known trans-Neptunian objects at Johnston's Archive

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