Jupiter LXVI

Summary

Jupiter LXVI
Discovery
Discovered byScott S. Sheppard et al.
Discovery date2017
Designations
Designation
Jupiter LXVI
S/2017 J 5
Orbital characteristics[1]
23232000 km
Eccentricity0.284
−719.5 days
77.5°
Inclination164.3°
118.2°
11.9°
Satellite ofJupiter
GroupCarme group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
2 km
23.5

Jupiter LXVI, originally known as S/2017 J 5, is an outer natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by Scott S. Sheppard and his team in 2017, but not announced until July 17, 2018 via a Minor Planet Electronic Circular from the Minor Planet Center.[2] It is about 2 kilometers in diameter and orbits at a semi-major axis of about 23,232,000 km with an inclination of about 164.3°.[1] It belongs to the Carme group.

References

  1. ^ a b S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ "MPEC 2018-O13 : S/2017 J 5". Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 17 July 2018.