55701 Ukalegon

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Ukalegon
Discovery and designation
Discovered by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery site Palomar Schmidt
Discovery date October 17, 1977
Designations
MPC designation 55701
Named after
Ucalegon
1193 T-3
Orbital characteristics
Epoch May 14, 2008
Aphelion 5.8820606
Perihelion 4.4394146
Eccentricity 0.1397713
4282.1916733
253.04484
Inclination 20.96005
227.37255
105.53273
Physical characteristics
13.1

55701 Ukalegon (1193 T-3) is a Jupiter Trojan discovered on October 17, 1977 by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld at Palomar Schmidt. It is named after Ucalegon, one of the Elders of Troy, whose house was set on fire by the Achaeans when they sacked the city.

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