4722 Agelaos

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Agelaos
Discovery
Discovered by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 16 October 1977
Designations
MPC designation 4722
Named after
Agelaus
4271 T-3
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 14026 days (38.40 yr)
Aphelion 5.7905 AU (866.25 Gm)
Perihelion 4.6234 AU (691.65 Gm)
5.2070 AU (778.96 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.11206
11.88 yr (4339.84 d)
74.7701°
0° 4m 58.627s / day
Inclination 8.8154°
64.996°
315.800°
Earth MOID 3.63227 AU (543.380 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.241179 AU (36.0799 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.964
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 68 km[2]
18.61 h (0.775 d)
10.1

4722 Agelaos (4271 T-3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 16, 1977 by Cornelis Johannes van Houten, Ingrid van Houten-Groeneveld and Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 18.61 ± 0.12 hours with a brightness variation of 0.23 ± 0.02 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4722 Agelaos (4271 T-3)". 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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