4834 Thoas

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Thoas
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date January 11, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 4834
Named after
Thoas
1989 AM2
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.948
Perihelion 4.514
Eccentricity 0.1370
4370.058
273.129
Inclination 28.450
76.069
350.842
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 86[1] km
0.0490
9.20[1]

4834 Thoas (1989 AM2) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on January 11, 1989 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1996 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 18.22 ± 0.04 hours with a brightness variation of 0.14 ± 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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