3794 Sthenelos

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Sthenelos
Discovery
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 12 October 1985
Designations
MPC designation 3794
Named after
Sthenelus
1985 TF3
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 24283 days (66.48 yr)
Aphelion 5.9635 AU (892.13 Gm)
Perihelion 4.4488 AU (665.53 Gm)
5.2062 AU (778.84 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.14547
11.88 yr (4338.85 d)
207.130°
0° 4m 58.696s / day
Inclination 6.0614°
343.265°
35.448°
Earth MOID 3.45154 AU (516.343 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.224477 AU (33.5813 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.968
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 62 km[2]
12.877 h (0.5365 d)
9.9,[2] 10.4[1]

3794 Sthenelos (1985 TF3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 12, 1985 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker and Eugene Merle Shoemaker at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1995 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 12.877 ± 0.016 hours with a brightness variation of 0.27 ± 0.01 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "3794 Sthenelos (1985 TF3)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c 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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