(1989 CQ1 )
Incl: 14.70406
Eccent: 0.0978128
Period: 11.652455786467 years
AU 5.1396269
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

2.2.1989 06:44 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for a wise old commander of the Greeks in the Trojan war. Phoinix, who had no sons, raised Achilles {see planet  (588)} as if he were his own son. When Achilles refused to fight for the Greeks, Phoinix pleaded with Achilles, “Many a time you wet my shirt, hiccuping wine-bubbles in distress, when you were small”. (M 18143)

Name and citation provided by R. Preston at the request of the discoverer.

Avastatud: 2-2-1989 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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