Saturn LV

Summary

Saturn LV
Discovery[1]
Discovered bySheppard et al.
Discovery date2019
Designations
S/2004 S 22
S8637a[2]
Orbital characteristics[2]
20379900 km
Eccentricity0.257
−1080.4 days
Inclination177.4°
Satellite ofSaturn
GroupNorse group?
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
3+50%
−30%
 km
25.3

Saturn LV, provisionally known as S/2004 S 22, 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 February 1, 2006.[3] It was given its permanent designation in August 2021.[4]

Saturn LV is about 3 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 20.636 Gm in 1107.13 days, at an inclination of 177° to the ecliptic, in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.251.[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-T128 : S/2004 S 22". 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.