11509 Thersilochos

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Thersilochos
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery site European Southern Observatory
Discovery date November 15, 1990
Designations
MPC designation 11509
Alternative names 1990 VL6
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.927
Perihelion 4.443
Eccentricity 0.1431
Orbital period 4312.216
Mean anomaly 241.871
Inclination 18.499
Longitude of ascending node 214.703
Argument of perihelion 127.717
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 57[1] km
Absolute magnitude (H) 10.1[1]

11509 Thersilochos (1990 VL6) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on November 15, 1990 by Belgian astronomer E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 2010 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 17.367 ± 0.015 hours with a brightness variation of 0.27 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Mottola, S. et al. (May 2011). "Rotational Properties of Jupiter Trojans. I. Light Curves of 80 Objects". The Astronomical Journal 141 (5): 170. Bibcode:2011AJ....141..170M. doi:10.1088/0004-6256/141/5/170.  edit

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