12658 Peiraios

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Peiraios
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld, and T. Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date Sept. 19 1973
Designations
MPC designation 12658
1973 SL
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.4246927
Perihelion 4.8417177
Eccentricity 0.0567847
4247.9690578
292.47791
Inclination 1.77809
111.87895
324.86325
Physical characteristics
11.1

12658 Peiraios (1973 SL) is a Jupiter Trojan. It is named after Peiraios, son of Klytios, and a friend of Telemachus from the Odyssey. It was discovered on September 19, 1973 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld on Palomar Schmidt plates taken by T. Gehrels.

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