Jupiter LIV

Summary

Jupiter LIV
2016 J 1 CFHT 2003-02-26 annotated.gif
Precovery images of Jupiter LIV from the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in February 2003
Discovery
Discovered byScott Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LIV
S/2016 J 1
Orbital characteristics[1]
20650845 km
Eccentricity0.141
−602.7 days
25.53°
Inclination139.8°
293.8°
328.2°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupAnanke group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
1 km
24.0

Jupiter LIV, originally known as S/2016 J 1, is an outer natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard in 2016, but not announced until June 2, 2017 via a Minor Planet Electronic Circular from the Minor Planet Center.[2] It is about 1 kilometer in diameter and orbits at a semi-major axis of about 20,650,845 km with an inclination of about 139.8°.[3] It belongs to the Ananke group.[4]

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ "MPEC 2017-L08 : S/2016 J 1". Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-06-17.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Scott S. Sheppard. "MOONS OF JUPITER". Carnegie Institution for Science. Retrieved July 18, 2018.