Chimaera

(1907 XJ )
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NOW @ 8 CAP 56
FOUND @ 16 LEO 15
 
Inclination: 14.124
Eccentricity: 0.111
Period: 3.863 years
AU 2.462
Type: 0007

Discovery Chart

22.1.1907 00:00 Heidelberg 8e43 49n24 observations 0


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Named for the mount in Lycia whose summit emits flames and produces lions. Half way up there are pastures where goates graze. The foot is infested by snakes. Bellerophon {see planet  (1808)} made this mount habitable. This is the basis of the fable in which Chimaera is a monster that emits flames, has the lion’s head, the goat’s body and the dragon’s tail and that was killed by Bellerophon. Others say that the Chimaera had three heads, one of the lion, one of the goat and one of the snake. (H 65) _ _.


Avastatud: 22-1-1907 Avastamiskoht: Heidelberg Avastajad: Lohnert, K.

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