Saturn LXIV

Summary

Saturn LXIV
Discovery[1]
Discovered bySheppard et al.
Discovery date2019
Designations
S/2004 S 34
S5613a2[2]
Orbital characteristics[2]
24358900 km
Eccentricity0.267
−1412.5 days
Inclination165.7°
Satellite ofSaturn
GroupNorse group?
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
3+50%
−30%
 km
25.3

Saturn LXIV, provisionally known as S/2004 S 34, 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 March 21, 2007.[3] It was given its permanent designation in August 2021.[4]

Saturn LXIV is about 3 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 24.299 Gm in 1414.59 days, at an inclination of 166° to the ecliptic, in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.235.[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-T156 : S/2004 S 34". 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.