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(120348) 2004 TY364

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Discovery date  3 October 2004
Observation arc  11834 days (32.40 yr)
Discovered  3 October 2004
Argument of perihelion  359.71°
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
MPC designation  (120348) 2004 TY364
Aphelion  41.384 AU (6.1910 Tm)
Inclination  24.8499°
Mean anomaly  265.93°
Discovered by  Michael E. Brown,Chad Trujillo,David L. Rabinowitz
Minor planet category  TNO:CubewanoSCATEXTDOther
Discoverers  Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo, David L. Rabinowitz
Similar  (119951) 2002 KX14, (84922) 2003 VS2, 2008 ST291, (229762) 2007 UK126, 38083 Rhadamanthus

(120348) 2004 TY364, also written as (120348) 2004 TY364, is a trans-Neptunian object. It is an inner classical Kuiper belt object in the definition by Gladman, Marsden, and Van Laerhoven (e<0.24). Its inclination of almost 25 degrees disqualifies it as such in Marc Buie's definition. It is also not listed as a scattered disc object by the Minor Planet Center. It was discovered by Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo and David L. Rabinowitz on October 3, 2004 at the Palomar Observatory.

With an absolute magnitude of 4.5, it is likely a dwarf planet. However, light-curve analysis has questioned whether it really is one.

As of 2014, it is 39.2 AU from the Sun.


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