5638 Deikoon

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Deikoon
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Shoemaker, C. S.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date October 10, 1988
Designations
MPC designation 5638
1988 TA3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.835
Perihelion 4.708
Eccentricity 0.1068
4421.005
325.910
Inclination 10.900
156.007
91.880
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 59[1] km
10.0[1]

5638 Deikoon (1988 TA3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 10, 1988 by Shoemaker, C. S. at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 9.137 ± 0.003 hours with a brightness variation of 0.07 ± 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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