3317 Paris

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Paris
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date May 26, 1984
Designations
MPC designation 3317
Named after
Paris
1984 KF
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.871
Perihelion 4.551
Eccentricity 0.1266
4345.366
308.001
Inclination 27.883
135.927
149.360
Physical characteristics
0.0626
8.30

3317 Paris (1984 KF) is a Jupiter Trojan asteroid discovered on May 26, 1984 by husband and wife team Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker at Palomar. It was named not after the French capital, but for Paris, son of Priam of Troy.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1998 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 7.082 ± 0.004 hours with a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

In culture[edit]

  • In Schlock Mercenary several characters are held hostage by the mob in some corporate offices located on 3317 Paris.[2]

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
  2. ^ Tayler, Howard (2010-07-20). "Schlock Mercenary archives - Tuesday, July 20, 2010". Schlock Mercenary. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 

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