Loge (moon)

Loge or Saturn XLVI 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 January and April 2006.

Loge
Discovery
Discovery date2006
Designations
Designation
Saturn XLVI
Pronunciation/ˈlɔɪj/ or spelling pronunciation /ˈlɡ/
Named after
Logi
S/2006 S 5
Orbital characteristics[1]
23065000 km
Eccentricity0.187
−1312.0 days
Inclination167.9°
Satellite ofSaturn
GroupNorse group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
5+50%
−30%
 km
[2]
6.9±0.1? h[2]
24.6

Loge is about 6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 23,142.0 Mm in 1314.364 days, at an inclination of 166.5° to the ecliptic (165.3° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.1390. It has a rotation period of about 6.9±0.1 hours.[2]

It was named in April 2007, after Logi, a fire giant from Norse mythology.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Saturn, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ a b c Denk, T.; Mottola, S. (2019). Cassini Observations of Saturn's Irregular Moons (PDF). 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Lunar and Planetary Institute.