4086 Podalirius

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Podalirius
Discovery and designation
Discovered by L. V. Zhuravleva
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date November 9, 1985
Designations
MPC designation 4086
Named after
Podalirius
1985 VK2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.866
Perihelion 4.594
Eccentricity 0.1216
4368.390
319.982
Inclination 21.738
54.962
355.788
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 90[1] km
0.0536
9.10

4086 Podalirius (1985 VK2) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on November 9, 1985 by L. V. Zhuravleva at Nauchnyj.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 10.43 ± 0.04 hours with a brightness variation of 0.13 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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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