2895 Memnon

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Memnon
Discovery
Discovered by Norman G. Thomas
Discovery site Flagstaff (AM)
Discovery date 10 January 1981
Designations
MPC designation 2895
1981 AE1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 38.26 yr (13974 days)
Aphelion 5.5011 AU (822.95 Gm)
Perihelion 4.9733 AU (744.00 Gm)
5.2372 AU (783.47 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.050392
11.99 yr (4377.69 d)
55.1432°
0° 4m 56.046s / day
Inclination 27.218°
133.978°
276.480°
Earth MOID 4.10593 AU (614.238 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.123145 AU (18.4222 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.776
Physical characteristics
7.502 h (0.3126 d)
10.0

2895 Memnon (1981 AE1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on January 10, 1981 by Norman G. Thomas at Flagstaff (AM).

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1990 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 7.502 ± 0.010 hours with a brightness variation of 0.22 ± 0.01 magnitude.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2895 Memnon (1981 AE1)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ 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. 
  • Binzel, R.P.; Sauter, L.M. (1992) Icarus 95, 222-238.
  • Mottola, S.; Di Martino, M.; Erikson, A.; Gonano-Beurer, M.; et al. (2011) Astron. J. 141, A170.