2241 Alcathous

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Alcathous
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Kowal, C.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date November 22, 1979
Designations
MPC designation 2241
1979 WM
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.549
Perihelion 4.856
Eccentricity 0.0666
4334.414
13.780
Inclination 16.607
267.982
291.812
Physical characteristics
0.0471
8.64

2241 Alcathous (1979 WM) is a large 114 km Jupiter trojan discovered on November 22, 1979, by Kowal, C. at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1991 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 7.687 ± 0.005 hours with a brightness variation of 0.23 ± 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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