5731 Zeus

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Zeus
Discovery
Discovered by C. S. Shoemaker
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date 4 November 1988
Designations
MPC designation 5731
Named after
Zeus
1988 VP4
Apollo Apollo
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 9972 days (27.30 yr)
Aphelion 3.742369097314678 AU (559.85044833175 Gm)
Perihelion 0.7835569964232790 AU (117.21845823701 Gm)
2.262963046869 AU (338.5344532844 Gm)
Eccentricity 0.6537473302944990
3.40 yr (1243.4 d)
322.1440564184060°
0° 17m 22.294s / day
Inclination 11.42805771205560°
281.6911159636840°
217.0194868226350°
Earth MOID 0.0717527 AU (10.73405 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 1.4387 AU (215.23 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 3.278
Physical characteristics
15.6

5731 Zeus (1988 VP4) is an Apollo asteroid and near-Earth object discovered on November 4, 1988 by Carolyn Shoemaker at Palomar Observatory. Based on its observed brightness and assumed albedo it is estimated to have a diameter between 2.1 and 4.7 km.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5731 Zeus (1988 VP4)". JPL Small-Body Database. NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 13 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "5731 Zeus". European Asteroid Research Node. 

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