3596 Meriones

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3596 Meriones
Discovery
Discovered by P. Jensen, K. Augustesen,
Discovery date November 14, 1985
Designations
Named after
Meriones
1985 VO
Minor planet category Trojan asteroid
Orbital characteristics
Epoch (JD 2445600,5)
Aphelion 5.5217944 AU
Perihelion 4.768631 AU
5.1452127 AU
Eccentricity 0.0731907
4262.8829949 days (11.67 yrs)
247.25490
Inclination 23.5629°
356.69247°
65.81064°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 175 km
12.96 hours
Albedo 0.15
9.20

3596 Meriones is an asteroid discovered on November 14, 1985 by Poul Jensen and Karl Augustesen. It is named after Meriones, the fictional hero from the Iliad. It orbits in the L4 Lagrangian point of the Sun-Jupiter system and is therefore considered to be part of the "Greek camp".

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