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(87269) 2000 OO67

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Discovery date  29 July 2000
Minor planet category  TNO Centaur
Orbital period  12,704 years
Orbits  Sun
Alternative names  none
Observation arc  2187 days (5.99 yr)
Discovered  29 July 2000
Asteroid group  Centaur
(87269) 2000 OO67
Aphelion  1,013.504 AU (151.6180 Tm)
Perihelion  20.7726 AU (3.10754 Tm)
Discovered by  Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Discovery site  Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory
Similar  Sun, (148209) 2000 CR105, Solar System, 2007 TG422

87269 2000 oo67


(87269) 2000 OO67 (also written (87269) 2000 OO67) is a small trans-Neptunian object (TNO) discovered by the Deep Ecliptic Survey in 2000. It is remarkable for its highly eccentric orbit. At aphelion it is over 1,000 AU from the Sun and, with a perihelion of 21 AU, almost crosses the orbit of Uranus at closest approach. Some astronomers list it as a centaur.

(87269) 2000 OO67 came to perihelion in April 2005.

Both (87269) 2000 OO67 and 2006 SQ372 take longer than Sedna to orbit the Sun using either heliocentric coordinates or barycentric coordinates.

References

(87269) 2000 OO67 Wikipedia


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