4754 Panthoos

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Panthoos
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 4754
Named after
Panthous
5010 T-3
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 14031 days (38.41 yr)
Aphelion 5.2919 AU (791.66 Gm)
Perihelion 5.1831 AU (775.38 Gm)
5.2375 AU (783.52 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.010394
11.99 yr (4378.10 d)
118.811°
0° 4m 56.017s / day
Inclination 12.327°
155.060°
202.920°
Earth MOID 4.17546 AU (624.640 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.118533 AU (17.7323 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.954
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 59 km[2]
Mean radius
26.575 ± 2.1 km
27.68 h (1.153 d)
0.0571 ± 0.010
10.0

4754 Panthoos (5010 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 27.68 ± 0.05 hours with a brightness variation of 0.09 ± 0.01 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "4754 Panthoos (5010 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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