Name of satellite Sycorax
Discovered by Philip D. Nicholson

Brett James Gladman

Joseph A. Burns

John J. Kavelaars using the Hale telescope

Date of discovery September 6, 1997
Sycorax is the largest retrograde irregular satellite of Uranus. Sycorax was discovered on 6 September 1997 by Brett J. Gladman, Philip D. Nicholson, Joseph A. Burns, and John J. Kavelaars using the 200-inch Hale telescope, together with Caliban, and given the temporary designation S/1997 U 2.
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