9907 Oileus

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9907 Oileus
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Orbit of 9906 Oileus (blue), planets (red) and the Sun (black). The outermost planet visible is Jupiter.
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten, I. van Houten-Groeneveld & T. Gehrels
Discovery date September 24, 1960
Designations
MPC designation 9907 Oileus
6541 P-L, 1977 CC1
Orbital characteristics
Epoch October 27, 2007
Aphelion 5.6662265 AU
Perihelion 4.9480845 AU
5.3071555 AU
Eccentricity 0.0676579
4465.7166929 d
272.48790°
Inclination 8.13956°
153.78340°
261.73477°
Physical characteristics
Surface temp. min mean max
Kelvin
Celsius
11.6

9907 Oileus is a Jupiter Trojan asteroid of the Greek camp. It orbits the Sun once every 12.23 years.[1]

Discovered on September 24, 1960 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten and Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld on photographic plates made by Tom Gehrels at the Palomar Observatory with the Samuel Oschin telescope, it was given the provisional designation "6541 P-L". It was later renamed "Oileus" after Oileus, a Greek runner slower only than Achilles.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "9907 Oileus (6541 P-L)". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. NASA/JPL. Retrieved 2008-02-06. 
  2. ^ MPC 34356 Minor Planet Center