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(33340) 1998 VG44

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Discovery date  14 November 1998
Alternative names  none
Observation arc  6291 days (17.22 yr)
Inclination  3.0343°
Mean anomaly  2.7454°
Minor planet category  Plutino
MPC designation  (33340) 1998 VG44
Minor planet category  plutino
Discovered  14 November 1998
Argument of perihelion  324.78°
Orbits  Sun
Discovered by  J. A. Larsen N. Danzel A. Gleason
Discoverers  Nichole M. Danzl, Arianna Gleason

(33340) 1998 VG44, also written as (33340) 1998 VG44, is a trans-Neptunian object. It has a 2:3 orbital resonance with the planet Neptune, similar to Pluto, classifying it as a plutino. Its average distance from the Sun is 39.083 AU with a perihelion of 29.354 AU and an aphelion at 48.813 AU. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.249, and is inclined by 3°. It is about 221 km in diameter, so it is unlikely to be classified as a dwarf planet. It was discovered on November 14, 1998, by J. A. Larsen, Nicole M. Danzl and A. Gleason at the Steward Observatory.


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