884 Priamus

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884 Priamus
Discovery A
Discoverer Max Wolf
Discovery date September 22, 1917
Alternate
designations
1917 CQ
Category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital elements C
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.121
Semi-major axis (a) 5.163
Perihelion (q) 4.539
Aphelion (Q) 5.787
Orbital period (P) 11.731
Inclination (i) 8.926
Longitude of the
ascending node
(Ω)
301.643
Argument of
perihelion
(ω)
333.960°
Mean anomaly (M) 233.050

884 Priamus is a Trojan asteroid that orbits the Sun at the same distance as the planet Jupiter. It is located in the trailing L5 Lagrangian point.

The minor planet was discovered by Max Wolf on September 22, 1917 in Heidelberg, Germany.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 2001 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 6.894 ± 0.020 hours with a brightness variation of 0.26 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

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  1. ^ 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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