Asteroids with Satellites Database--Johnston's Archive

2015 RB280

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 15 December 2019

--Orbital and physical data--

(See this page for definitions of quantities; source codes in brackets, see this link for full references; *A, *D, and *E indicate assumed, derived, and estimated values, respectively.)

dynamical type, primary: TNO, Cubewano

orbital data, primary (osculating elements) [JPL] :
semimajor axis a: 43.771 AU
orbital period P: 289.59 yr
(= 105773 d)
eccentricity e: 0.0749
perihelion distance q: 40.491 AU
aphelion distance Q: 47.05 AU
inclination i: 2.1775°
argument of perihelion ω: 111.03°
ascending node Ω: 201.6332°
mean anomaly M: 54.72°
perihelion passage TP: 1975 Apr 21
Epoch: 2019 Apr 27
data arc: 2015-2017 (27 obs.)
Earth MOID: 39.4771 AU
Jupiter Tisserand invariant TJ: 5.899
Neptune Tisserand invariant TN:3.09148171189863 [*D]

orbital data, secondary:
semimajor axis as: 6700 ± 60 km (separation) [G19c]
separation/primary radius as/rp:130 [*E]
separation/Hill radius as/rH:0.019 [*E]
orbital period Ps: 160 d [*E]
eccentricity es: ?
normalized ang. mom. αL: ?

other data, system (combined):
absolute mag. H: 7.6 [MPC]
7.9 ± 0.5 [G19c]
slope parameter G: (0.15) [*A]
effective diameter dE: 134 km [*E]
geometric albedo: (0.09 ) [*A]
color index U-B: ?
color index B-V: ?
taxonomic type: ?
mass m: ?
density ρ: (1 g/cm3) [*A]
Hill radius rH: 350000 km [*E]

other data, primary:
diameter dp: 107 km [*E]
rotation period RPp: ?
amplitude in mag., rotational ΔM: ?
pole direction Β, λ: ? , ?

other data, secondary:
diameter ds: 81 km [*E]
diameter ratio ds/dp: 0.76 [*D]
component mag. difference ΔM: 0.6 [G19c]
rotation period RPs: ?

-- 2015 RB280 --discovery and notes:

Primary discovered 2015 Sep 08 from Mauna Kea Observatory, Hawaii, USA by Solar System Origins Legacy Survey (A. H. Parker et al.). Linked to prediscovery observations from 2015 Jun 23.

Companion discovered 2019 Oct 08 by Solar System Origins Legacy Survey (A. H. Parker et al.) using Hubble Space Telescope observations from Hubble Space Telescope. Announced 2019 Nov 05 [G19c].

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Last modified 15 December 2019.
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