Viracocha

(1940 EC )
CURRENT POSITION: 2 SCO 38
Incl: 1.11426
Eccent: 0.114067
Period: 4.4846431979535 years
AU 2.7193923
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

12.3.1940 20:37 Konkoly 24e45 59n26 observations 1

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Named for the supreme being in Inca mythology. He created the human race and gave them laws for which he required obedience. In his later travels in the Andes Mountains he was accompanied by the Deceiver, Taguacipa {see planet  (2739)}, who turns to evil the good men he created. Later, the creation completed, he departed in the direction of the setting Sun. (M 22496)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

Avastatud: 12-3-1940 Avastamiskoht: Konkoly Avastajad: Kulin, G.

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