Greip // or Saturn LI is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on 26 June 2006, from observations taken between 5 January and 1 May 2006. Greip is about 6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 18,066 Mm in 906.556 days, at an inclination of 172.7° to the ecliptic (159.2° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.3735. Its rotation period is 12.75±0.35 hours.
|Discovered by||Scott S. Sheppard|
David C. Jewitt
Jan T. Kleyna
Brian G. Marsden
|S/2006 S 4|
|Orbital characteristics |
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