3317 Paris

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Paris
Discovery
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 26 May 1984
Designations
MPC designation (3317) Paris
Named after
Paris
1984 KF
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 19190 days (52.54 yr)
Aphelion 5.8824 AU (879.99 Gm)
Perihelion 4.5646 AU (682.85 Gm)
5.2235 AU (781.42 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.12615
11.94 yr (4360.51 d)
179.135°
0° 4m 57.212s / day
Inclination 27.861°
135.897°
150.202°
Earth MOID 3.57121 AU (534.245 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.413347 AU (61.8358 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.754
Physical characteristics
Mean radius
58.13 ± 2.6 km
7.082 h (0.2951 d)
0.0626 ± 0.006
8.4

3317 Paris (1984 KF) is a Jupiter trojan. It was discovered on 26 May 1984 by husband and wife team Carolyn and Eugene Shoemaker at Palomar. It was named not after the French capital, but for Paris, son of Priam of Troy.

Photometric observations of 3317 Paris during 1998 were used to build a light curve, which indicates a rotation period of 7.082 ± 0.004 hours with a brightness variation of 0.10 ± 0.01 magnitude.[2]

In culture[edit]

  • In Schlock Mercenary several characters are held hostage by the mob in some corporate offices located on 3317 Paris.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3317 Paris (1984 KF)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 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. 
  3. ^ Tayler, Howard (2010-07-20). "Schlock Mercenary archives - Tuesday, July 20, 2010". Schlock Mercenary. Archived from the original on 24 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010. 

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