5120 Bitias

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Bitias
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Shoemaker, C. S.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date October 13, 1988
Designations
MPC designation 5120
1988 TZ1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch JD 2456800.5 (2014-May-23.0)
Aphelion 5.865 AU
Perihelion 4.696 AU
5.280 AU
Eccentricity 0.1107
12.13 yr (4431.7 d)
83.70°
Inclination 24.989°
295.885°
24.181°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 75 km[1]
9.5[1]

5120 Bitias (1988 TZ1) is a Jupiter trojan. It was discovered on October 13, 1988 by Shoemaker, C. S. at Palomar.

Photometric observations of during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 11.582 ± 0.017 hours.[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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