Saturn LX

Summary

Saturn LX
Discovery[1]
Discovered bySheppard et al.
Discovery date2019
Designations
S/2004 S 29
S2428b[2]
Orbital characteristics[2]
17470700 km
Eccentricity0.472
−858.77 days
Inclination44.43°
Satellite ofSaturn
GroupInuit group
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
4+50%
−30%
 km
24.9

Saturn LX, provisionally known as S/2004 S 29, is a natural satellite of Saturn and a member of the Inuit group. 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 January 17, 2007.[3] It was given its permanent designation in August 2021.[4]

Saturn LX is about 4 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 16.981 Gm in 826.44 days, at an inclination of 45.1° to the ecliptic, with an eccentricity of 0.440.[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-T136 : S/2004 S 29". 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.