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2014 FC69 is a trans-Neptunian object orbiting in the scattered disc, approximately 533 kilometers in diameter. It was first observed on 25 March 2014, by astronomers at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile. Because of its great distance and short observation arc of 302 days, the object's orbit is too poorly determined to know whether it is in an orbital resonance with Neptune.

2014 FC69
Discovery [1][2]
Discovered byCerro Tololo Obs.
Scott Sheppard
Chad Trujillo
Discovery date25 March 2014
MPC designation2014 FC69
TNO[1] · SDO[3][4]
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 28 June 2014 (JD 2456836.5)
Uncertainty parameter 8
Observation arc302 days
Aphelion103.83 AU
Perihelion40.434 AU
72.135 AU
612.67 yr (223,777 days)
0° 0m 5.76s / day
Physical characteristics
Dimensions533 km[4]



Based on the best-fit (albeit uncertain) orbital solution, 2014 FC69 last came to perihelion around 1869,[1] and is currently (as of February 2016) about 84.2 AU from the Sun. Other than long-period comets, it is the fifth-most-distant known large body in the Solar System (see table below).[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2014 FC69)" (2015-01-21 last obs.). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  2. ^ "2014 FC69". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  3. ^ "MPEC 2015-C52 : 2014 FC69". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-11-12.
  4. ^ a b "List of Known Trans-Neptunian Objects". Johnston's Archive. 22 July 2017. Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  5. ^ Cite error: The named reference AstDyS-distances was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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