3240 Laocoon

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Laocoon
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. F. Helin, S. J. Bus
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date November 7, 1978
Designations
MPC designation 3240
Named after
Laocoön
1978 VG6
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.920
Perihelion 4.580
Eccentricity 0.1276
4393.628
268.685
Inclination 2.332
296.300
15.011
Physical characteristics
10.0

3240 Laocoon (1978 VG6) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on November 7, 1978 by Eleanor F. Helin and Schelte J. Bus at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1996 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 11.312 ± 0.024 hours with a brightness variation of 0.55 ± 0.02 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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