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Beyond Jupiter, The World of Distant Minor Planets: (55576) AmycusJOA 2021, Vol. 11, No. 1, Page 32 Author(s): Konrad Guhl
Abstract: Centaur object (55576) Amycus was first discovered in 2002 orbiting the Sun every 126.5 years. Its orbit takes it from well inside the path of Uranus at perihelion to outside that of Neptune whilst locked in a 3:4 resonance with Uranus. The diameter is close to 100km. A photometric lightcurve indicates a rotation period of ~9.76 hours, although this value is rather approximate. Currently, no moons have been detected. This article highlights the need for observations of Amycus using the stellar occultation method in that the object has yet to be observed by this technique. The outlook for forthcoming occultations during 2021 is presented.