Chiron
Number
2060
Provisional name
1977 UB
Class
Centaur
Discovery date
18.10.1977
Discovery chart
Discovery position
3 Taurus 50' Rx
Time of announcement
04.11.1977 - no clock time given
Orbital period
50.7 years
Orbit
  • between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus
  • crosses the orbit of Saturn
Aphelion
18.914 AU
Perihelion
  8.506 AU
Semimajor axis
13.710 AU
Magnitude
6.5
Diameter
130 - 300 km

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