|Discovered by Deep Ecliptic Survey|
MPC designation 38083 Rhadamanthus
Minor planet category TNO
Discovered 17 April 1999
Discoverer Deep Ecliptic Survey
|Discovery date 17 April 1999|
Alternative names 1999 HX11
Orbital period 245 years
Named after Rhadamanthus
|Pronunciation /ˌrædəˈmænθəs/ RAD-ə-MAN-thəs|
Similar 19521 Chaos, 65489 Ceto, (119951) 2002 KX14, (84922) 2003 VS2, 58534 Logos
38083 Rhadamanthus is a trans-Neptunian object (TNO). It was discovered in 1999 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey. It was originally thought to be a plutino but no longer is.
Discovery and naming
Rhadamanthus was discovered on 17 April 1999 by the Deep Ecliptic Survey.
Rhadamanthus is named after the Greek mythological figure. The name was announced in the circular of the Minor Planet Center of 24 July 2002, which stated "Rhadamanthus was a son of Zeus and Europa. Because of his just and upright life, after death he was appointed a judge of the dead and the ruler of Elysium, a blissfully beautiful area of the Underworld where those favored by the gods spent their life after death. The name was suggested by E. K. Elliot."