37117 Narcissus

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37117 Narcissus
Discovery[1]
Discovered by William Kwong Yu Yeung
Discovery site Desert Beaver Observatory
Discovery date November 1, 2000
Designations
MPC designation 2000 VU2
2000 VW55
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch November 4, 2013
Aphelion 10.6866 AU (1,598.69 Gm)
Perihelion 3.0631 AU (458.23 Gm)
6.8748 AU (1,028.46 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.5545
18.03 a
256.38
Inclination 13.822°
248.62°
180.21°
Proper orbital elements[1]
0.0547 deg / yr
6581.35283 yr
(2403839.122 d)
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 11.2 km (7.0 mi)
Albedo 0.088
Temperature 83-156 K
13.1

37117 Narcissus (provisional designation: 2000 VU2) is a Saturn-crossing centaur. It was discovered by William Kwong Yu Yeung at the Desert Beaver Observatory near Eloy, Arizona, on November 1, 2000. It is named for Narcissus, a hunter and divinely punished character of Greek mythology.

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