Haumea - 2003 EL61

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Haumea is a dwarf planet and a plutoid orbiting the sun in the Kuiper belt. Haumea has a typical orbit for a classical Kuiper belt object, with an orbital period of 283 Earth years, a perihelion of 35 AU, and an orbital inclination of 28°.

April 4 08:54UT April 5 08:50UT

Imaged on April 4th and April 5th 2009 using the 0.61m f/10 Cassegrain at the Sierra Stars Observatory. 120 seconds unfiltered image, cut down to 5 x 5 arc minutes. Haumea was at magnitude 17.3.

Martin Nicholson - Daventry, United Kingdom. The image was taken using the facilities provided by the Sierra Stars Observatory Network (SSON).

This page was last updated on April 13th 2009.