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2003 La7

2003 LA7
Discovery
Discovery date 2003
Designations
MPC designation 2003 LA7
Minor planet category 1:4 resonance[1][2]
Orbital characteristics[3]
Epoch June 30, 2009 (2455000.5)
Aphelion 117.59 AU (Q)
Perihelion 35.948 AU (q)
Semi-major axis 76.769 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.53173
Orbital period 672.66 yr
Mean anomaly 342.70° (M)
Inclination 5.6456°
Longitude of ascending node 34.162°
Argument of perihelion 271.54°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~231 km (assumed)[4]
Albedo 0.09 (assumed)
Apparent magnitude ~22.4[5]
Absolute magnitude (H) 6.4[3]

2003 LA7, also written as 2003 LA7, is a Resonant trans-Neptunian object that goes around the Sun once for every four times that Neptune goes around.

Orbit
Neptune.
1:4 Libration

Neptune is held stationary at 5 o'clock.

2003 LA7 is in a 1:4 resonance with the planet Neptune.[1][2] For every one orbit that a it makes, Neptune orbits 4 times.

It is currently 43 AU from the Sun,[5] and will come to perihelion around 2041.[3]

Assuming a generic TNO albedo of 0.09, it is about 231 km in diameter.[4]

It has been observed 14 times over 4 oppositions.[3]

See also

References

External links

  • Horizons Ephemeris
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