4836 Medon

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Medon
Discovery
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 2 February 1989
Designations
MPC designation 4836
Named after
Medon
1989 CK1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 10663 days (29.19 yr)
Aphelion 5.7685 AU (862.96 Gm)
Perihelion 4.6368 AU (693.66 Gm)
5.2026 AU (778.30 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.10877
11.87 yr (4334.46 d)
118.708°
0° 4m 58.998s / day
Inclination 19.409°
82.056°
34.736°
Earth MOID 3.67173 AU (549.283 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.316458 AU (47.3414 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.875
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 78 km[2]
Mean radius
33.865 ± 2.35 km
9.818 h (0.4091 d)
0.0610 ± 0.009
9.4,[2] 9.5[1]

4836 Medon (1989 CK1) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on February 2, 1989 by C. S. Shoemaker at Palomar.

Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1991 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 9.838 ± 0.008 hours with a brightness variation of 0.24 ± 0.02 magnitude.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "4836 Medon (1989 CK1)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 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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