55701 Ukalegon

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Ukalegon
Discovery
Discovered by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery site Palomar Schmidt
Discovery date 17 October 1977
Designations
MPC designation 55701
Named after
Ucalegon
1193 T-3
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 13618 days (37.28 yr)
Aphelion 5.8798477 AU (879.61270 Gm)
Perihelion 4.4428055 AU (664.63424 Gm)
5.161327 AU (772.1235 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.1392125
11.73 yr (4282.92 d)
127.76486°
0° 5m 2.597s / day
Inclination 20.95736°
227.37178°
106.76869°
Earth MOID 3.50809 AU (524.803 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.097303 AU (14.5563 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.850
Physical characteristics
12.6

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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