4805 Asteropaios

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Asteropaios
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Shoemaker, C. S.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date November 13, 1990
Designations
MPC designation 4805
Named after
Asteropaios
1990 VH7
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.704
Perihelion 4.757
Eccentricity 0.0906
4369.299
207.915
Inclination 11.999
278.384
89.472
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 62[1] km
10.1

4805 Asteropaios (1990 VH7) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on November 13, 1990 by Shoemaker, C. S. at Palomar. It is named after Asteropaios, a character in Homer's Iliad who fought for the Trojans in the Trojan War.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 12.372 ± 0.010 hours with a brightness variation of 0.26 ± 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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