Sergestus

(1988 RM1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 12 AQU 12
Incl: 8.59121
Eccent: 0.0481698
Period: 11.757260862334 years
AU 5.170399
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

10.9.1988 08:15 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for one of Aeneas’ {see planet  (1172)} Trojan companions after the fall of Troy, commander of the galley named “Centaur”. During the Sicilian games, as described in the Aeneid, Sergestus took the Centaur in a race against three other galleys. He drove his ship upon the rocks, lost the race and was mocked by the crowds, but to console him Aeneas gave him a reward of a slave woman named Pholoe. (M 18647)

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

Avastatud: 10-9-1988 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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