Moon::(17246) 2000 GL74


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Moon (17246) 2000 GL74 has one moon, S/2004 (17246) 1. It is 44% the size of (17246) 2000 GL74, at 2 km.<ref name= "Johnston archive" /> While its rotation period and orbital eccentricity is not yet known, it is known that the moon completes one orbit every 90 days at a distance of about 250 km. From the surface of (17246) 2000 GL74, S/2004 (17246) 1 would have an apparent diameter of about 0.668°, slightly larger than the Moon appears from Earth.<ref group="lower-alpha">Calculated by solving <math> \scriptstyle{\mathrm{tan}\left(\frac{\theta}{2}\right) = \frac{\mathrm{radius~of~moon}}{\mathrm{distance~from~surface~of~asteroid~to~center~of~moon}}}</math>.</ref>

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