Memnon

(1981 AE1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 23 CAP 19
Incl: 27.20533
Eccent: 0.0485115
Period: 12.002795821793 years
AU 5.2421354
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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