4836 Medon

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Medon
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date February 2, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 4836
Named after
Medon
1989 CK1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.743
Perihelion 4.628
Eccentricity 0.1075
4313.363
246.348
Inclination 19.418
82.039
33.614
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 78[1] km
0.0610
9.4[1]

4836 Medon (1989 CK1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on February 2, 1989 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1991 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 9.838 ± 0.008 hours with a brightness variation of 0.24 ± 0.02 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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