3794 Sthenelos

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Sthenelos
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date October 12, 1985
Designations
MPC designation 3794
Named after
Sthenelus
1985 TF3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.957
Perihelion 4.429
Eccentricity 0.1472
4322.514
334.507
Inclination 6.068
343.255
34.952
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 62[1] km
9.9[1]

3794 Sthenelos (1985 TF3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 12, 1985 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1995 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 12.877 ± 0.016 hours with a brightness variation of 0.27 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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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