4341 Poseidon

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Poseidon
Discovery
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 29 May 1987
Designations
MPC designation 4341
Named after
Poseidon
1987 KF
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 10292 days (28.18 yr)
Aphelion 3.082383644419000 AU (461.11802988558 Gm)
Perihelion 0.5880507368715520 AU (87.971138099550 Gm)
1.835217190645 AU (274.5445839925 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.6795743087689860
2.49 yr (908.09 d)
215.323403547380°
0° 23m 47.169s / day
Inclination 11.85246636615570°
108.120865069256°
15.65063808570370°
Earth MOID 0.194452 AU (29.0896 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 2.03688 AU (304.713 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.688
Physical characteristics
6.262 h (0.2609 d)
16.0

4341 Poseidon (1987 KF) is an Apollo asteroid and Near-Earth object discovered on May 29, 1987 by Carolyn S. Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory.

It may be associated with the Taurid Complex.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4341 Poseidon (1987 KF)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 14 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Babadzhanov, P. B. (2001). "Search for meteor showers associated with Near-Earth Asteroids". Astronomy and Astrophysics 373 (1): 329–335. Bibcode:2001A&A...373..329B. doi:10.1051/0004-6361:20010583. 

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