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(90568) 2004 GV9

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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.

References

(90568) 2004 GV9 Wikipedia


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