5283 Pyrrhus

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Pyrrhus
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date January 31, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 5283
Named after
Neoptolemus
1989 BW
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.982
Perihelion 4.419
Eccentricity 0.1503
4332.130
280.871
Inclination 17.484
71.174
355.163
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 82[1] km
0.0807
9.3[1]

5283 Pyrrhus (1989 BW) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on January 31, 1989 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 2002 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 7.323 ± 0.003 hours with a brightness variation of 0.11 ± 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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