3451 Mentor

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Mentor
Discovery and designation
Discovered by A. Mrkos
Discovery site Klet
Discovery date April 19, 1984
Designations
MPC designation 3451
Named after
Mentor
1984 HA1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.454
Perihelion 4.742
Eccentricity 0.0698
4203.915
290.639
Inclination 24.696
179.754
129.966
Physical characteristics
8.1

3451 Mentor (1984 HA1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on April 19, 1984 by A. Mrkos at Klet.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1998 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 7.700 ± 0.005 hours with a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.01 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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