5786 Talos

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Discovery and designation
Discovered by R. H. McNaught
Discovery site Siding Spring
Discovery date September 3, 1991
MPC designation 5786
Alternative names 1991 RC
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 27, 2011
Aphelion 1.976 AU
Perihelion 0.187 AU
Semi-major axis 1.081 AU
Eccentricity 0.827
Orbital period 1.125 yr (410.8 d)
Mean anomaly 31.090°
Inclination 23.235°
Longitude of ascending node 161.322°
Argument of perihelion 8.341°
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 0.89 km[2]
Rotation period 38.52 h[1]
Absolute magnitude (H) 17.0

5786 Talos (1991 RC) is an Apollo asteroid discovered on September 3, 1991 by R. H. McNaught at Siding Spring. It has a very small perihelion distance; only two other named asteroids have one less than 0.2 AU, Icarus and Phaethon.