S/2006 S 3


S/2006 S 3

S/2006 S 3 is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on June 26, 2006, from observations taken between January and April 2006.

S/2006 S 3 is about 6 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 21,076.3 Mm in 1142.366 days, at an inclination of 150.8° to the ecliptic (128.8° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.4710.

References

* [http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/~sheppard/satellites/satsatdata.html Institute for Astronomy Saturn Satellite Data]
* [http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/iauc/08700/08727.html IAUC 8727: "Satellites of Saturn"] 2006 June 30 (discovery)
* [http://cfa-www.harvard.edu/mpec/K06/K06M45.html MPEC 2006-M45: "Eight New Satellites of Saturn"] 2006 June 26 (discovery and ephemeris)

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