4722 Agelaos

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Agelaos
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date October 16, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 4722
Named after
Agelaus
4271 T-3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.800
Perihelion 4.636
Eccentricity 0.1115
4353.195
203.626
Inclination 8.811
64.990
314.589
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 68[1] km
9.7

4722 Agelaos (4271 T-3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 16, 1977 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 18.61 ± 0.12 hours with a brightness variation of 0.23 ± 0.02 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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