Saturn LIX

Summary

Saturn LIX
Discovery[1]
Discovered bySheppard et al.
Discovery date2019
Designations
S/2004 S 27
S8576a[2]
Orbital characteristics[2]
19776700 km
Eccentricity0.120
−1033.0 days
Inclination167.1°
Satellite ofSaturn
GroupNorse group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
6+50%
−30%
 km
24.5

Saturn LIX, provisionally known as S/2004 S 27, is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, and Jan Kleyna on October 7, 2019 from observations taken between December 12, 2004 and March 21, 2007.[3] It was given its permanent designation in August 2021.[4]

Saturn LIX is about 6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 19.976 Gm in 1054.45 days, at an inclination of 168° to the ecliptic, in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.122.[3]

References

  1. ^ Discovery Circumstances from JPL
  2. ^ a b S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Saturn, Carnegie Science, on line
  3. ^ a b "MPEC 2019-T134 : S/2004 S 27". minorplanetcenter.net. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  4. ^ "M.P.C. 133821" (PDF). Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.