5982 Polykletus

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Polykletus
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date May 13, 1971
Designations
MPC designation 5982
4862 T-1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 3.3003053
Perihelion 2.2020239
Eccentricity 0.1996030
1666.7608078
100.76572
Inclination 11.33882
185.23861
292.27030
Physical characteristics
12.7

5982 Polykletus (4862 T-1) is a main-belt asteroid discovered on May 13, 1971 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.

It is named for the Greek sculptor Polykletus of Argos. Together with Phidias (see planet 4753 Phidias) he is considered the most important sculptor of his time.

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