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V774104

V774104 is the internal designation for the trans-Neptunian object designated 2015 TH367, but in November 2015 press releases confused it with 2015 TG387 (V302126)[1] as both objects were mentioned at the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences meeting. Various news articles speculated that V774104 was currently 103 AU (15.4 billion km) from the Sun, but its observation arc was too short to know whether its perihelion (closest approach to the Sun) was even outside Neptune's influence.[2]

Perihelion (closest approach to the Sun)
Object Perihelion
(AU)
Heliocentric
distance (AU)
Classification
Neptune
(for comparison)
30 30 Planet
2015 TG387 65 79 Sednoid
2015 TH367 29 ± 6 89 Scattered disc

References

  1. ^ Trujillo, Chadwick; et al. (2018). A New Inner Oort Cloud Object. 50th Annual Meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences. 21-26 October 2018. Knoxville, Tennessee. Bibcode:2018DPS....5031109T.
  2. ^ Witze, Alexandra (10 November 2015). "Astronomers spy most distant Solar System object ever". Nature News. doi:10.1038/nature.2015.18770.