Girish Mahajan (Editor)

(90568) 2004 GV9

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Discovered by  NEAT
MPC designation  (90568) 2004 GV9
Aphelion  45.618 AU (6.8244 Tm)
Inclination  21.9718°
Orbits  Sun
Discovery date  13 April 2004
Observation arc  22031 days (60.32 yr)
Discovered  13 April 2004
Argument of perihelion  293.2°
Discovery site  Palomar Observatory
Minor planet category  Cubewano (MPC) Extended (DES)
Discoverer  Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking
Similar  (208996) 2003 AZ84, (229762) 2007 UK126, (84922) 2003 VS2, 2008 ST291

(90568) 2004 GV9 (also written (90568) 2004 GV9) is a trans-Neptunian object that was discovered on April 13, 2004 by NEAT. It is currently listed as a cubewano by the Minor Planet Center.

It is very likely a dwarf planet. A diameter of 7005680000000000000♠680±34 km has been calculated from combined observations of the Herschel and Spitzer space telescopes. Light-curve-amplitude analysis shows only small deviations, suggesting that (90568) 2004 GV9 could be a spheroid with small albedo spots and hence a dwarf planet.

It has been observed forty-seven times, with precovery images back to 1954.


(90568) 2004 GV9 Wikipedia