3063 Makhaon

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3063 Makhaon
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina
Discovery date 4 August 1983
Designations
Named after
Machaon
1983 PV
Jupiter trojan
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 30833 days (84.42 yr)
Aphelion 5.51506 AU (825.041 Gm)
Perihelion 4.89556 AU (732.365 Gm)
5.20531 AU (778.703 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.059507
11.88 yr (4337.78 d)
13.07 km/s
101.690°
0° 4m 58.77s / day
Inclination 12.1663°
287.875°
205.450°
Earth MOID 3.91487 AU (585.656 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.267355 AU (39.9957 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.952
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 116.1 km
Mean radius
58.07 ± 2.2 km
Mass 1.6×1018 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0324 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0614 km/s
8.64 h (0.360 d)
0.0476 ± 0.004
Temperature ~122 K
8.4

3063 Makhaon is a Jupiter trojan asteroid that orbits in the L4 Lagrangian point of the Sun-Jupiter system, in the "Greek Camp" of trojan asteroids. It was named after the Greek hero Makhaon, who fought during the Trojan War. It was discovered by Lyudmila Georgievna Karachkina in Nauchnyj, Ukraine on August 4, 1983.[3]

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 2009 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 8.6354 ± 0.0033 hours with a brightness variation of 0.06 ± 0.01 magnitude.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database". astorb. Lowell Observatory. 
  2. ^ "3063 Makhaon (1983 PV)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003) Dictionary of minor planet names, Springer - p.252
  4. ^ 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. 

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