The orbit, mass, size, albedo, and density of (65489) Ceto/Phorcys: A tidally-evolved binary Centaur

@article{Grundy2007TheOM,
  title={The orbit, mass, size, albedo, and density of (65489) Ceto/Phorcys: A tidally-evolved binary Centaur},
  author={W. Grundy and J. Stansberry and K. Noll and D. Stephens and D. Trilling and S. Kern and J. Spencer and D. Cruikshank and H. Levison},
  journal={Icarus},
  year={2007},
  volume={191},
  pages={286-297}
}
Abstract Hubble Space Telescope observations of Uranus- and Neptune-crossing object (65489) Ceto/Phorcys (provisionally designated 2003 FX128) reveal it to be a close binary system. The mutual orbit has a period of 9.554 ± 0.011 days and a semimajor axis of 1840 ± 48 km . These values enable computation of a system mass of ( 5.41 ± 0.42 ) × 10 18 kg . Spitzer Space Telescope observations of thermal emission at 24 and 70 μm are combined with visible photometry to constrain the system's effective… Expand

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