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(385695) 2005 To74

2005 TO74
Discovery
Discovery date 2005
Designations
Trojan asteroid
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 2012-Mar-14.0 (JD 2456000.5)
Aphelion 31.89 AU
Perihelion 28.67 AU
30.28 AU
Eccentricity 0.0530
166.6 yr (60,856 d)
278.2°
Inclination 5.246°
169.356°
299.8°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~100
8.5[1]

(385695) 2005 TO74 (also written 2005 TO74) is the fourth Neptune trojan discovered. It orbits near Neptune's L4 Lagrangian point about 60 degrees ahead of Neptune and thus has the about same orbital period as Neptune. It was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard and Chadwick A. Trujillo in 2005.

References

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 385695 (2005 TO74)". Retrieved 2012-03-06. 
  2. ^ 2005 TO74AstDys-2 about
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