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(84719) 2002 VR128

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Discovery date
  
3 November 2002

Minor planet category
  
TNO, plutino

Aphelion
  
49.650 AU (7.4275 Tm)

Inclination
  
14.04°

Orbits
  
Sun

MPC designation
  
(84719) 2002 VR128

Observation arc
  
9153 days (25.06 yr)

Discovered
  
3 November 2002

Argument of perihelion
  
287.87°

Discovery site
  
Palomar Observatory

Discovered by
  
Michael E. Brown Chadwick A. Trujillo

Discoverers
  
Michael E. Brown, Chad Trujillo

Michael E. Brown discoveries
  
2008 ST291, (119951) 2002 KX14, (229762) 2007 UK126

(84719) 2002 VR128, also written (84719) 2002 VR128, is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 2002 by Michael Brown and Chad Trujillo. The object is a plutino, an object in 2:3 orbital resonance with Neptune.

Physical properties

The size of (84719) 2002 VR128 was measured by the Herschel Space Telescope to be 7005448500000000000♠448.5+42.1
−43.2
 km
. The surface of (84719) 2002 VR128 is red in the visible spectral range.

References

(84719) 2002 VR128 Wikipedia