Leda

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CURRENT POSITION: 14 ARI 19
Incl: 6.94974
Eccent: 0.1513073
Period: 4.5427526804564 years
AU 2.7428328
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

12.1.1856 00:00 Paris 2e20 48n50 observations 0

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Named for the wife of the king of Sparta. By Jupiter, who had taken the form of a swan, she produced two eggs from one of which came Pollux and Helena {see planet  (101)} and from the other Castor and Klytemnaestra {see planet  (179)}. (H 6)

Named by U. J. J. Leverrier.

This planet could not be observed in its second apparition. It was rediscovered in its third opposition by W. Foerster. The name Leda has also been given to the satellite Jupiter XIII, discovered 1974 by C. Kowal.

Avastatud: 12-1-1856 Avastamiskoht: Paris Avastajad: Chacornac, J.

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