2011 HM102: DISCOVERY OF A HIGH-INCLINATION L5 NEPTUNE TROJAN IN THE SEARCH FOR A POST-PLUTO NEW HORIZONS TARGET

@article{Parker20132011HD,
  title={2011 HM102: DISCOVERY OF A HIGH-INCLINATION L5 NEPTUNE TROJAN IN THE SEARCH FOR A POST-PLUTO NEW HORIZONS TARGET},
  author={A. H. Parker and Marc W. Buie and David James Osip and Stephen D. J. Gwyn and Matthew J. Holman and David Borncamp and J. R. Spencer and Susan D. Benecchi and Richard P. Binzel and Francesca E. DeMeo and S. Fabbro and C{\'e}sar I. Fuentes and P. L Gay and J. J. Kavelaars and Brian A. McLeod and J. M. Petit and Scott S. Sheppard and S. Alan Stern and David J. Tholen and David E. Trilling and Darin Ragozzine and Lawrence H. Wasserman and Their Hunters},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2013},
  volume={145},
  pages={96}
}
We present the discovery of a long-term stable L5 (trailing) Neptune Trojan in data acquired to search for candidate trans-Neptunian objects for the New Horizons spacecraft to fly by during an extended post-Pluto mission. This Neptune Trojan, 2011 HM102, has the highest inclination (29.°4) of any known member of this population. It is intrinsically brighter than any single L5 Jupiter Trojan at HV ~ 8.18. We have determined its gri colors (a first for any L5 Neptune Trojan), which we find to be… Expand

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