Loge (moon)

Summary

Loge
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Discovery
Discovered byScott S. Sheppard
David C. Jewitt
Jan T. Kleyna
Brian G. Marsden
Discovery date2006
Designations
Designation
Saturn XLVI
Pronunciation/ˈlɔɪj/ or spelling pronunciation /ˈlɡ/
Named after
Logi
S/2006 S 5
Orbital characteristics[1]
23065000 km
Eccentricity0.187
−1312.0 days
Inclination167.9°
Satellite ofSaturn
GroupNorse group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
5+50%
−30%
 km
[2]
6.9±0.1? h[2]
24.6

Loge or Saturn XLVI is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on 26 June 2006, from observations taken between January and April 2006.

Loge is about 6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 23,142,000 km in 1314.364 days, at an inclination of 166.5° to the ecliptic (165.3° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.1390. It has a rotation period of about 6.9±0.1 hours.[2]

It was named in April 2007, after Logi, a fire giant from Norse mythology.

References

  1. ^ S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Saturn, Carnegie Science, on line
  2. ^ a b c Denk, T.; Mottola, S. (2019). Cassini Observations of Saturn's Irregular Moons (PDF). 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. Lunar and Planetary Institute.
  • Institute for Astronomy Saturn Satellite Data
  • IAUC 8727: Satellites of Saturn[permanent dead link] June 30, 2006 (discovery)
  • MPEC 2006-M45: Eight New Satellites of Saturn June 26, 2006 (discovery and ephemeris)
  • IAUC 8826: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn[permanent dead link] April 5, 2007 (naming the moon)