6239 Minos

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Minos
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date August 31, 1989
Designations
MPC designation 6239
Named after
Minos
1989 QF
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 1.627534056338741
Perihelion .6763792544603801
Eccentricity .4128431384201904
451.5986491905787
118.5028022880731
Inclination 3.944054047823388
344.6985021826462
239.6232960511537
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 500 – 1200 meters[1]
3.59 h[2]
18.4[2]

6239 Minos (1989 QF) is an Apollo asteroid and classified as a PHA discovered on August 31, 1989 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker at Palomar. The asteroid makes close approaches to Mars, Earth, and Venus.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Absolute Magnitude (H)". NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2014-06-25. 
  2. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 6239 Minos (1989 QF)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory.