|Discovery date 16 May 1999|
Alternative names 1999 KR16
Observation arc 16.09 yr (5,878 days)
Aphelion 64 m
Argument of perihelion 58.269°
Discoverer Audrey C. Delsanti
|MPC designation (40314) 1999 KR16|
Minor planet category TNO
Discovered 16 May 1999
Discovery site La Silla Observatory
|Discovered by A. Dalsanti O. R. Hainaut|
(40314) 1999 KR16, is a carbonaceous and eccentric trans-Neptunian object (TNO), approximately 250 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on 16 May 1999, by French astronomer Audrey Delsanti and Oliver Hainaut at ESO's La Silla Observatory in northern Chile.
The C-type minor planet orbits the Sun at a distance of 34.0–64.4 AU once every 344 years and 10 months (125,949 days). Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.31 and an inclination of 25° with respect to the ecliptic.
It has two solutions of its rotation period of 6 and 12 hours, respectively, and an albedo of 0.20.