Memnon

(1981 AE1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 12 AQU 19
Incl: 27.20634
Eccent: 0.0492722
Period: 12.009981162107 years
AU 5.244227
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

10.1.1981 06:29 Anderson Mesa 111w32 35n5 observations 1

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Named for a king of Ethiopia, who took 10,000 men to Troy to assist his uncle Priam in the Trojan War. Slayer of Antilochos, Nestor’s son, Memnon was killed in combat by Achilles. (M 8405)

Name proposed by the discoverer, following a suggestion by E. Bowell.

See also the citations for planets  (1432) Ethiopia,  (3912) Troja,  (884) Priamus,  (1583) Antilochus,  (659) Nestor, and  (588) Achilles, respectively.

Avastatud: 10-1-1981 Avastamiskoht: Anderson Mesa Avastajad: Thomas, N. G.

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