5120 Bitias

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Bitias
Discovery
Discovered by Shoemaker, C. S.
Discovery site Palomar
Discovery date 13 October 1988
Designations
MPC designation (5120) Bitias
1988 TZ1
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 10031 days (27.46 yr)
Aphelion 5.8604 AU (876.70 Gm)
Perihelion 4.6980 AU (702.81 Gm)
5.2792 AU (789.76 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.11009
12.13 yr (4430.51 d)
132.75°
0° 4m 52.518s / day
Inclination 24.990°
295.883°
23.974°
Earth MOID 3.69505 AU (552.772 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.408711 AU (61.1423 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.800
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 75 km[2]
15.21 h (0.634 d)
9.5,[2] 10.2[1]

5120 Bitias (1988 TZ1) is a Jupiter trojan. It was discovered on October 13, 1988, by Shoemaker, C. S. at Palomar.

Photometric observations of during 1994 were used to build a light curve showing a rotation period of 11.582 ± 0.017 hours.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "5120 Bitias (1988 TZ1)". 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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