4946 Askalaphus

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Askalaphus
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Shoemaker, C. S.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date January 21, 1988
Designations
MPC designation 4946
1988 BW1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.581
Perihelion 5.048
Eccentricity 0.0502
4475.439
90.983
Inclination 21.869
59.044
205.011
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 57[1] km
10.1[1]

4946 Askalaphus (1988 BW1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on January 21, 1988 by Shoemaker, C. S. at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1992 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 22.731 ± 0.018 hours with a brightness variation of 0.40 ± 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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