1404 Ajax

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1404 Ajax
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Discovery date August 18, 1936
Designations
Named after
Ajax
1936 QW
Minor planet category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 883.668 Gm (5.907 AU)
Perihelion 702.599 Gm (4.697 AU)
793.134 Gm (5.302 AU)
Eccentricity 0.114
4458.921 d(12.21 a)
12.89 km/s
308.096°
Inclination 18.010°
332.968°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 81.6 km
Mass 5.7×1017 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0228 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0431 km/s
? d
?
?
0.10
Temperature ~121 K
?
9.0

1404 Ajax is a Jupiter Trojan asteroid that orbits in the L4 Lagrangian point of the Sun-Jupiter system, in the "Greek Camp" of Trojan asteroids. It was named after the Greek hero Ajax. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on August 18, 1936 in Heidelberg, Germany.

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