2797 Teucer

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2797 Teucer
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery date June 4, 1981
Designations
Named after
Teucer
1981 LK
Minor planet category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 831.025 Gm (5.555 AU)
Perihelion 696.607 Gm (4.657 AU)
763.816 Gm (5.106 AU)
Eccentricity 0.088
4213.991 d (11.54 a)
13.16 km/s
218.754°
Inclination 22.392°
69.944°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 111.1 km
Mass 1.4×1018 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0311 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0587 km/s
? d
?
?
0.10
Temperature ~123 K
?
8.4

2797 Teucer 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 Teucer, who fought during the Trojan War. It was discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell at the Anderson Mesa station of the Lowell Observatory on June 4, 1981.

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