6998 Tithonus

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Tithonus
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date October 16, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 6998
Named after
Tithonus
3108 T-3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.5653213
Perihelion 4.8301465
Eccentricity 0.0707207
4328.3214577
285.02219
Inclination 1.72839
35.27292
258.34561
Physical characteristics
11.3

6998 Tithonus (3108 T-3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 16, 1977 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.

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