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(40314) 1999 KR16

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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
Inclination  24.768°
Orbits  Sun
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.


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