3596 Meriones

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3596 Meriones
Discovery
Discovered by P. Jensen, K. Augustesen,
Discovery date 14 November 1985
Designations
MPC designation (3596) Meriones
Named after
Meriones
1985 VO
Trojan asteroid
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 23651 days (64.75 yr)
Aphelion 5.5445723 AU (829.45621 Gm)
Perihelion 4.786757 AU (716.0887 Gm)
5.1656645 AU (772.77241 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.0733512
11.74 yr (4288.33 d)
172.59943°
0° 5m 2.216s / day
Inclination 23.53118°
356.69712°
67.15709°
Earth MOID 3.86832 AU (578.692 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.0419532 AU (6.27611 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.829
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 175 km
12.96 h (0.540 d)
0.15
9.2

3596 Meriones is an asteroid discovered on November 14, 1985, by Poul Jensen and Karl Augustesen. It is named after Meriones, the fictional hero from the Iliad. It orbits in the L4 Lagrangian point of the Sun-Jupiter system and is therefore considered to be part of the "Greek camp".

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