14871 Pyramus

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Pyramus
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Lutz D. Schmadel and Freimut Börngen
Discovery site Tautenburg
Discovery date October 13, 1990
Designations
MPC designation 14871
Named after
Pyramus
1990 TH7
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 4.0363
Perihelion 2.547
3.29166
Eccentricity 0.226234
2181.33
66.212
Inclination 0.995
5.942
314.585
Physical characteristics
13.7

14871 Pyramus (1990 TH7) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on October 13, 1990 by Lutz D. Schmadel and Freimut Börngen at Tautenburg.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2 : 1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (10001)-(15000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Archived from the original on 11 January 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "(14871) Pyramus". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved 9 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Roig et al.; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 

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