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(87269) 2000 Oo67

(87269) 2000 OO67
Discovered by Cerro Tololo telescope
Discovery date July 29, 2000
Orbital characteristics
Epoch December 31, 2006 (JD 2454100.5)
Aphelion 1068.199 AU
159,800.258 Gm
Perihelion 20.766 AU
3,106.523 Gm
544.482 AU
81,453.391 Gm
Eccentricity 0.962
4,640,599.188 d
(12,705.27 yr)
Average orbital speed
0.88 km/s
Inclination 20.071°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 38–86 km[2]
Temperature ~12 K

(87269) 2000 OO67 (also written (87269) 2000 OO67) is a small trans-Neptunian object (TNO) discovered by 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.[1][4]

(87269) 2000 OO67 came to perihelion in April 2005.[1][3][5]

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

See also


  1. ^ a b c  
  2. ^ "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2014-02-16. 
  3. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 87269 (2000 OO67)" (2006-07-25 last obs). Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  4. ^ Structure and Dynamics of the Centaur Population: Constraints on the Origin of Short-Period Comets
  5. ^ Yeomans, Donald K. "Horizons Online Ephemeris System". California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 

External links

  • Orbital simulation from JPL (Java) / Ephemeris
  • List Of Centaurs and Scattered-Disk Objects at the Minor Planet Center

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