2146 Stentor

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2146 Stentor
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Richard Martin West
Discovery date October 24, 1976
Designations
Named after
Stentor
1976 UQ
Minor planet category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 857.606 Gm (5.733 AU)
Perihelion 698.106 Gm (4.667 AU)
777.856 Gm (5.200 AU)
Eccentricity 0.103
4330.709 d (11.86 a)
13.03 km/s
290.325°
Inclination 39.260°
131.317°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ? km
Mass ?×10? kg
Mean density
? g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
? m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
? km/s
? d
?
?
0.10
Temperature ~122 K
?
10.8

2146 Stentor 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 Stentor, who was a Herald of the Greek forces during the Trojan War. It was discovered by Richard Martin West on October 24, 1976 at the La Silla Observatory in Chile. 2148 Epeios was also discovered the same day by West.

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