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(119070) 2001 KP77

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Discovered by  Marc W. Buie
Minor planet category  TNO 4:7 resonance
Aphelion  51.535 AU (7.7095 Tm)
Orbital period  288 years
Absolute magnitude  7
Discovery date  23 May 2001
Observation arc  1449 days (3.97 yr)
Perihelion  35.989 AU (5.3839 Tm)
Discovered  23 May 2001
Discoverer  Marc William Buie
Discovery site  Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Minor planet categories  Trans-Neptunian object, Resonant trans-Neptunian object
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(119070) 2001 KP77 (also written (119070) 2001 KP77) is a 4:7 resonant trans-Neptunian object (TNO) located in the Kuiper belt. It was discovered on May 23, 2001, by Marc W. Buie at Cerro Tololo.

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Color

2001 KP77 has the highest, and thus reddest measured B−V color index of any TNO. On April 19, 2002, 2001 KP77 set a TNO record B−V of 1.544. In the visible spectrum 2001 KP77 would appear an orange-brown depending on its albedo.

Size

Based on an absolute magnitude (H) of 6.93, 2001 KP77 is estimated to be between 110 – 240 km in diameter.

References

(119070) 2001 KP77 Wikipedia