5370 Taranis

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Taranis
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Alain Maury
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date September 02, 1986
Designations
MPC designation 5370
Named after Taranis
Alternative names 1986 RA
Orbital characteristics[2]
Epoch November 30, 2008
Aphelion 5.4547 AU
Perihelion 1.2213 AU
Semi-major axis 3.33801 AU
Eccentricity 0.634126
Orbital period 2227.56 d
Mean anomaly 229.291°
Inclination 19.08°
Longitude of ascending node 177.84°
Argument of perihelion 161.19°
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 15.7

5370 Taranis (1986 RA) is an Amor asteroid discovered on September 2, 1986 by Alain Maury at Palomar.[1] It is one of very few asteroids located in the 2:1 mean motion resonance with Jupiter.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Discovery Circumstances: Numbered Minor Planets (5001)-(10000)". IAU: Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 7 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "(5370) Taranis". AstDyS. Italy: University of Pisa. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  3. ^ Roig et al.; Nesvorny, D.; Ferraz-Mello, S. (2002). "Asteroids in the 2 : 1 resonance with Jupiter: dynamics and size distribution". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 335 (2): 417–431. Bibcode:2002MNRAS.335..417R. doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05635.x. 

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