3709 Polypoites

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3709 Polypoites
Discovery[1] and designation
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker
Discovery date October 14, 1985
Designations
1985 TL3
Minor planet category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch February 4, 2008 (JD 2454500.5)
Aphelion 835.784 Gm (5.587 AU)
Perihelion 738.063 Gm (4.934 AU)
786.923 Gm (5.260 AU)
Eccentricity 0.062
4406.653 d (12.06 a)
12.97 km/s
260.208°
Inclination 19.605°
187.167°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 99.0 km
Mass 1.0×1018 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0277 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0523 km/s
? d
?
?
0.10
Temperature ~121 K
?
9.0

3709 Polypoites is a Jupiter Trojan asteroid that orbits in the L4 Lagrangian point of the Sun-Jupiter system, in the "Greek Camp" of Trojan asteroids. It was named after the Greek hero Polypoites, who fought during the Trojan War. It was discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker on October 14, 1985 in Palomar, California at the Palomar Observatory.

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