2223 Sarpedon

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Sarpedon
Discovery and designation
Discovery site Purple Mountain Observatory
Discovery date October 4, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 2223
Named after
Sarpedon
1977 TL3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.290
Perihelion 5.125
Eccentricity 0.01588
4340.460
331.808
Inclination 15.980
220.988
48.600
Physical characteristics
0.0340
9.41

2223 Sarpedon (1977 TL3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 4, 1977 at Purple Mountain Observatory and named after the Lycian hero Sarpedon from the Iliad.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1996 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 22.741 ± 0.014 hours with a brightness variation of 0.14 ± 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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