Saturn LXII

Summary

Saturn LXII
Discovery[1]
Discovered bySheppard et al.
Discovery date2019
Designations
S/2004 S 32
S64472[2]
Orbital characteristics[2]
21564200 km
Eccentricity0.262
−1175.3 days
Inclination158.5°
Satellite ofSaturn
GroupNorse group?
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
4+50%
−30%
 km
25.0

Saturn LXII, provisionally known as S/2004 S 32, is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, and Jan Kleyna on October 8, 2019 from observations taken between December 12, 2004 and January 19, 2007.[3] It was given its permanent designation in August 2021.[4]

Saturn LXII is about 4 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 21.214 Gm in 1153.96 days, at an inclination of 159° 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-T154 : S/2004 S 32". minorplanetcenter.net. Retrieved 8 October 2019.
  4. ^ "M.P.C. 133821" (PDF). Minor Planet Center. International Astronomical Union. 10 August 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.