4086 Podalirius

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Podalirius
Discovery
Discovered by L. V. Zhuravleva
Discovery site Nauchnyj
Discovery date 9 November 1985
Designations
MPC designation 4086
Named after
Podalirius
1985 VK2
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 21840 days (59.79 yr)
Aphelion 5.8905 AU (881.21 Gm)
Perihelion 4.6219 AU (691.43 Gm)
5.2562 AU (786.32 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.12068
12.05 yr (4401.50 d)
188.762°
0° 4m 54.444s / day
Inclination 21.709°
54.979°
357.076°
Earth MOID 3.63217 AU (543.365 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.380965 AU (56.9916 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.844
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 90 km[2]
Mean radius
43.445 ± 4.7 km
10.43 h (0.435 d)
0.0536 ± 0.014
9.10

4086 Podalirius (1985 VK2) is a 90 km Jupiter Trojan discovered on November 9, 1985 by L. V. Zhuravleva at Nauchnyj. It is one of the fifty largest Jupiter Trojans.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 10.43 ± 0.04 hours with a brightness variation of 0.13 ± 0.01 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4086 Podalirius (1985 VK2)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b 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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