Medon

(1989 CK1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 23 GEM 36
Incl: 19.39779
Eccent: 0.1080667
Period: 11.896542236276 years
AU 5.2111523
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

2.2.1989 07:07 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for an illegitimate son of Oileus, and half-brother of Ajax Oiliades (also known as Little Ajax). Medon lived in exile for having killed a relative of his stepmother. He fought bravely at Troy, but was killed before the Greek ships by Aeneas {see planet  (1172)}. (M 18648)

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

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

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