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S/2004 S 34

S/2004 S 34
Discovery[1]
Discovered bySheppard et al.
Discovery date2019
Designations
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

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]

S/2004 S 34 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.