5259 Epeigeus

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Epeigeus
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date January 30, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 5259
Named after
Epeigeus
1989 BB1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.572
Perihelion 4.813
Eccentricity 0.0730
4321.567
87.310
Inclination 15.931
67.465
200.013
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 57[1] km
0.0739
10.1[1]

5259 Epeigeus (1989 BB1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on January 30, 1989 by American astronomer Carolyn S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory. It is named after the Myrmidon Epeigeus.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1995 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 18.51 ± 0.03 hours with a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 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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