3451 Mentor

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Mentor
Discovery
Discovered by A. Mrkos
Discovery site Klet
Discovery date 19 April 1984
Designations
MPC designation 3451
Named after
Mentor
1984 HA1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 12041 days (32.97 yr)
Aphelion 5.4898 AU (821.26 Gm)
Perihelion 4.7674 AU (713.19 Gm)
5.1286 AU (767.23 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.070425
11.61 yr (4242.24 d)
166.830°
0° 5m 5.5s / day
Inclination 24.662°
179.660°
133.076°
Earth MOID 3.79685 AU (568.001 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.0785319 AU (11.74821 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.815
Physical characteristics
Dimensions ~90km
7.730 h (0.3221 d)
7.73 h
8.4

3451 Mentor (1984 HA1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on April 19, 1984 by A. Mrkos at Klet.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1998 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 7.700 ± 0.005 hours with a brightness variation of 0.15 ± 0.01 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "3451 Mentor (1984 HA1)". 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. 

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