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(118228) 1996 TQ66

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Discovery date  8 October 1996
Alternative names  none
Observation arc  6238 days (17.08 yr)
Absolute magnitude  6.9
Minor planet category  Plutino
MPC designation  (118228) 1996 TQ66
Minor planet category  plutino
Discovered  8 October 1996
Discovery site  Mauna Kea Observatories
Discovered by  J. Chen, D. C. Jewitt, C. A. Trujillo J. X. Luu
Discoverers  Jane Luu, Chad Trujillo, David C. Jewitt, Jun Chen
Similar  S/2000 (1998 WW31) 1, (119951) 2002 KX14, (84922) 2003 VS2, (19308) 1996 TO66, 2008 ST291

(118228) 1996 TQ66, also written (118228) 1996 TQ66, is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO) that resides in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered on October 8, 1996, by Chad Trujillo, David C. Jewitt. Jane X. Luu, and Jun Chen.

It is in a 2:3 orbital resonance with Neptune similar to Pluto, which classifies it as a plutino.


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