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Jupiter LXI

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Jupiter LXI, also known as S/2003 J 19, is a moon of Jupiter. It was found by a team of astronomers led by Brett J. Gladman, et al. in 2003.[1][2]

Jupiter LXI is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 22,709,000 km in 699.125 days, at an inclination of 165° to the ecliptic (164° to Jupiter's equator), with an orbital eccentricity of 0.1961.

It belongs to the Carme group, made up of non-spherical retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at a distance ranging between 23,000,000 and 24,000,000 km and at an inclination of about 165°.

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  1. IAUC 8125: S/2003 J 19 and S/2003 J 20 2003 April 30 (discovery)
  2. MPEC 2003-G64: S/2003 J 19 2003 April 12 (discovery and ephemeris)