(33340) 1998 VG44

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(33340) 1998 VG44
Discovery
Discovered by J. A. Larsen
N. Danzel
A. Gleason
Discovery date 14 November 1998
Designations
MPC designation (33340) 1998 VG44
none
plutino
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 3
Observation arc 6291 days (17.22 yr)
Aphelion 49.397 AU (7.3897 Tm)
Perihelion 29.368 AU (4.3934 Tm)
39.382 AU (5.8915 Tm)
Eccentricity 0.25429
247.15 yr (90270.5 d)
2.7454°
0° 0m 14.357s / day
Inclination 3.0343°
127.99°
324.78°
Earth MOID 28.3843 AU (4.24623 Tm)
Jupiter MOID 24.2172 AU (3.62284 Tm)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 221 km
0.09 (assumed)
6.5

(33340) 1998 VG44, also written as (33340) 1998 VG44, is a trans-Neptunian object. It has a 2:3 orbital resonance with the planet Neptune, similar to Pluto, classifying it as a plutino. Its average distance from the Sun is 39.083 AU with a perihelion of 29.354 AU and an aphelion at 48.813 AU. Its orbit has an eccentricity of 0.249, and is inclined by 3°. It is about 221 km in diameter, so it is unlikely to be classified as a dwarf planet. It was discovered on November 14, 1998, by J. A. Larsen, Nicole M. Danzl and A. Gleason at the Steward Observatory.

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