55701 Ukalegon

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Ukalegon
Discovery
Discovered byC. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld
Discovery sitePalomar Obs.
Discovery date17 October 1977
Designations
(55701) Ukalegon
Named after
Ucalegon
1193 T-3
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc13618 days (37.28 yr)
Aphelion5.8798477 AU (879.61270 Gm)
Perihelion4.4428055 AU (664.63424 Gm)
5.161327 AU (772.1235 Gm)
Eccentricity0.1392125
11.73 yr (4282.92 d)
127.76486°
0° 5m 2.597s / day
Inclination20.95736°
227.37178°
106.76869°
Earth MOID3.50809 AU (524.803 Gm)
Jupiter MOID0.097303 AU (14.5563 Gm)
TJupiter2.850
Physical characteristics
12.6

55701 Ukalegon, provisional designation 1193 T-3, is a Jupiter trojan discovered on 17 October 1977, by C. J. van Houten and I. van Houten-Groeneveld using images taken by Tom Gehrels at Palomar Observatory. 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "55701 Ukalegon (1193 T-3)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 12 April 2016.

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