1749 Telamon

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1749 Telamon
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth
Discovery date September 29, 1949
Designations
Named after
Telamon
1949 SB
Minor planet category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 857.539 Gm (5.732 AU)
Perihelion 689.369 Gm (4.608 AU)
773.454 Gm (5.170 AU)
Eccentricity 0.109
4293.997 d(11.76 a)
13.06 km/s
239.295°
Inclination 6.091°
340.993°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 81.1 km
Mass 5.6×1017 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
0.0227 m/s²
0.0429 km/s
Albedo 0.10
Temperature ~122 K
9.2

1749 Telamon 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 Telamon. It was discovered by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth on September 29, 1949 in Heidelberg, Germany.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1995 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 11.187 ± 0.008 hours with a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mottola, Stefano; Di Martino, Mario; Erikson, Anders; Gonano-Beurer, Maria; Carbognani, Albino; Carsenty, Uri; Hahn, Gerhard; Schober, Hans-Josef; Lahulla, Felix; Delbò, Marco; Lagerkvist, Claes-Ingvar (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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