3793 Leonteus

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Leonteus
Discovery and designation
Discovered by E. Shoemaker and C. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date October 11, 1985
Designations
MPC designation 3793
1985 TE3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.662
Perihelion 4.734
Eccentricity 0.0892
4328.672
256.989
Inclination 20.927
200.533
261.675
Physical characteristics
0.0717
8.80

3793 Leonteus (1985 TE3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 11, 1985 by E. Shoemaker and C. Shoemaker at Palomar. It was named after Leonteus, a hero of the Trojan War in Greek mythology.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 5.6225 ± 0.0005 hours with a brightness variation of 0.24 ± 0.01 magnitude.[1]

References[edit]

  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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