Discovery of a Makemakean Moon

  title={Discovery of a Makemakean Moon},
  author={A. Parker and M. Buie and W. Grundy and K. Noll},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
We describe the discovery of a satellite in orbit about the dwarf planet (136472) Makemake. This satellite, provisionally designated S/2015 (136472) 1, was detected in imaging data collected with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3 on UTC 2015 April 27 at 7.80 ± 0.04 mag fainter than Makemake and at a separation of 057. It likely evaded detection in previous satellite searches due to a nearly edge-on orbital configuration, placing it deep within the glare of Makemake during a… Expand

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