2449 Kenos

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by W. Liller
Discovery site Cerro Tololo
Discovery date April 8, 1978
MPC designation 2449
Alternative names 1978 GC
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 2.2301416
Perihelion 1.5872530
Eccentricity 0.1684103
Orbital period 963.1723816
Mean anomaly 67.95098
Inclination 24.98020
Longitude of ascending node 179.91582
Argument of perihelion 102.18746
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 14.26

2449 Kenos (1978 GC) is a Mars-crossing asteroid discovered on April 8, 1978 by W. Liller at Cerro Tololo.

Observations performed at the Palmer Divide Observatory in Colorado Springs, Colorado during 2007 produced a light curve with a period of 3.8492 ± 0.0008 hours and a brightness range of 0.20 ± 0.03 in magnitude.[1]


  1. ^ Warner, Brian D. (September 2007), "Asteroid Lightcurve Analysis at the Palmer Divide Observatory", Bulletin of the Minor Planets Section of the Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, Bibcode:2007MPBu...34...72W. 

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