2148 Epeios

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2148 Epeios
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Richard Martin West
Discovery date October 24, 1976
Designations
Named after
Epeius
1976 UW
Minor planet category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 823.679 Gm (5.506 AU)
Perihelion 733.664 Gm (4.904 AU)
778.671 Gm (5.205 AU)
Eccentricity 0.058
4337.522 d (11.88 a)
13.04 km/s
297.210°
Inclination 9.154°
176.593°
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
?
11.1

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

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