4833 Meges

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Meges
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date January 8, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 4833
Named after
Meges
1989 AL2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.741
Perihelion 4.760
Eccentricity 0.0934
4394.551
319.395
Inclination 34.692
101.766
279.57876
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 90[1] km
0.0531
9.10[1]

4833 Meges (1989 AL2) is a 83 km Jupiter Trojan discovered on January 8, 1989 by American astronomer C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar. It is orbiting at the L4 Lagrange point.[1]

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1995 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 14.25 ± 0.03 hours with a brightness variation of 0.13 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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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