4946 Askalaphus, provisional designation 1988 BW1, is a Jupiter trojan in Jupiter's Greek camp, approximately 57 kilometers in diameter. It was discovered on by American astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory in California on 21 January 1988.
Photometric observations of this asteroid during 1992 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 22.731 ± 0.018 hours with a brightness variation of 0.40 ± 0.01 magnitude.
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