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(24952) 1997 QJ4

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Discovery date  28 August 1997
Minor planet category  plutino (TNO)
Aphelion  48.082 AU (7.1930 Tm)
Inclination  16.59°
Orbits  Sun
MPC designation  (24952) 1997 QJ4
Observation arc  4048 days (11.08 yr)
Discovered  28 August 1997
Argument of perihelion  82.613°
Discovery site  Mauna Kea Observatories
Discovered by  Jane X. Luu, Chad Trujillo, David C. Jewitt, and K. Berney
Discoverers  Jane Luu, Chad Trujillo, David C. Jewitt
Similar  S/2000 (1998 WW31) 1, (19308) 1996 TO66, (119951) 2002 KX14, (84922) 2003 VS2, 2008 ST291

(24952) 1997 QJ4, also written as 1997 QJ4, is a plutino and as such, it is trapped in a 2:3 mean-motion resonance with Neptune. It was discovered on 28 August 1997 by Jane X. Luu, Chad Trujillo, David C. Jewitt and K. Berney. This object has a perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) at 30.463 AU and an aphelion (farthest approach from the Sun) at 48.038 AU, so it moves in a relatively eccentric orbit (0.224). It has an estimated diameter of 139 km; therefore, it is unlikely to be classified as a dwarf planet.


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