Philoctetes

(4596 P-L )
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NOW @ 27 GEM 37
FOUND @ 3 ARI 21
 
Inclination: 3.974
Eccentricity: 0.067
Period: 11.801 years
AU 5.183
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

24.9.1960 09:53 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1


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Named after a Greek archer and armor-bearer of Hercules, wounded and left to die on the way to the Trojan War. Since it had been prophesied that Troy could not be taken without the arrows of Hercules, Philoctetes was later taken to Troy, where he killed Paris {see planet  (3317)}. (M 3826) _ _.


Avastatud: 24-9-1960 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: van Houten, C. J., van Houten-Groeneveld, I., Gehrels, T.

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