12444 Prothoon

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Prothoon
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. W. Elst
Discovery site European Southern Observatory
Discovery date April 15, 1996
Designations
MPC designation 12444
Alternative names 1996 GE19
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.6372886
Perihelion 4.8800212
Eccentricity 0.0720020
Orbital period 4404.6400926
Mean anomaly 305.39272
Inclination 30.80626
Longitude of ascending node 213.19461
Argument of perihelion 64.51575
Physical characteristics
Geometric albedo 0.0390
Absolute magnitude (H) 10.10

12444 Prothoon (1996 GE19) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on April 15, 1996 by E. W. Elst at the European Southern Observatory.

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