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Trinculo (pronounced /ˈtrɪŋkjʊloʊ/ TRING-kew-loh) is a retrograde irregular satellite of Uranus. It was discovered by Holman, et al. on 13 August 2001, and given the temporary designation S/2001 U 1.[1][7]

Confirmed as Uranus XXI, it was named after the drunken jester Trinculo in William Shakespeare's play The Tempest.

See also

* Uranus' natural satellites


1. ^ a b c Daniel W. E. Green (2002-09-30). "IAUC 7980: S/2001 U 1". IAU Circular. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
2. ^ Jennifer Blue (2008-10-16). "Planet and Satellite Names and Discoverers". Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Retrieved 2008-12-19.
3. ^ Scott S. Sheppard. "New Satellites of Uranus Discovered in 2003". Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii. Retrieved 2008-12-19.
4. ^ a b Sheppard 2005, p. 523
5. ^ a b Jacobson, R.A. (2003) URA067 (2007-06-28). "Planetary Satellite Mean Orbital Parameters". JPL/NASA. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
6. ^ a b c Sheppard, Scott S.; David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna (2005). "An Ultradeep Survey for Irregular Satellites of Uranus: Limits to Completeness". The Astronomical Journal 129 (1): 518–525. Retrieved 20 October 2009. "Table 3 ... ri (km) ... 9 ... i Radius of satellite assuming a geometric albedo of 0.04.".
7. ^ Gladman, B. J.; Kavelaars, J. J.; Holman, M. J.; Petit, J.-M.; Scholl, H., Nicholson, P. D.; and Burns, J. A.; The Discovery of Uranus XIX, XX, and XXI, Icarus, 147 (2000), pp. 320–324

External links

* David C. Jewitt pages
* Uranus' Known Satellites (by Scott S. Sheppard)
* Ephemeris IAU-NSES

Moons of Uranus

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