2895 Memnon

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Memnon
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Norman G. Thomas
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date January 10, 1981
Designations
MPC designation 2895
1981 AE1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.492
Perihelion 4.976
Eccentricity 0.0493
4373.848
184.962
Inclination 27.216
133.972
275.881
Physical characteristics
9.3

2895 Memnon (1981 AE1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on January 10, 1981 by Norman G. Thomas at Flagstaff (AM).

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1990 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 7.502 ± 0.010 hours with a brightness variation of 0.22 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

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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
  • Binzel, R.P.; Sauter, L.M. (1992) Icarus 95, 222-238.
  • Mottola, S.; Di Martino, M.; Erikson, A.; Gonano-Beurer, M.; et al. (2011) Astron. J. 141, A170.