Orthos

(1976 WA )
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NOW @ 15 VIR 20
FOUND @ 8 ARI 35
 
Inclination: 24.474
Eccentricity: 0.654
Period: 3.741 years
AU 2.41
Type: 1803

Discovery Chart

19.11.1976 01:57 La Silla 70w44 29s15 observations 1


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Named for Orthos, the two-headed dog from Greek mythology. Together with his master Eurytion, this dog looked after the cattle of Geryones. One of the twelve labors of Heracles {see planet  (5143)} was to steal these cattle. (M 5688) _ _.


Avastatud: 19-11-1976 Avastamiskoht: La Silla Avastajad: Schuster, H.-E.

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