3564 Talthybius

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3564 Talthybius
Discovery[1]
Discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell
Discovery date 15 October 1985
Designations
Named after
Talthybius
1985 TC1
Jupiter Trojan
Orbital characteristics[1][2]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 23841 days (65.27 yr)
Aphelion 5.42032 AU (810.868 Gm)
Perihelion 4.99427 AU (747.132 Gm)
5.20729 AU (778.999 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.040909
11.88 yr (4340.27 d)
13.02 km/s
345.151°
0° 4m 58.599s / day
Inclination 15.5081°
23.7884°
203.341°
Earth MOID 3.99087 AU (597.026 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.435077 AU (65.0866 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.926
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 68.9 km
Mean radius
34.46 ± 1.75 km
Mass 3.4×1017 kg
Mean density
2.0 g/cm³
Equatorial surface gravity
0.0193 m/s²
Equatorial escape velocity
0.0364 km/s
40.59 h (1.691 d)
0.0934 ± 0.010
Temperature ~122 K
9.4

3564 Talthybius 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 Talthybius, who was a herald during the Trojan War. It was discovered by Edward L. G. Bowell on October 15, 1985 in Flagstaff, Arizona at the Anderson Mesa station of the Lowell Observatory.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 40.59 ± 0.13 hours with a brightness variation of 0.38 ± 0.01 magnitude.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Asteroid Orbital Elements Database". astorb. Lowell Observatory. 
  2. ^ "3564 Talthybius (1985 TC1)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  3. ^ 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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