Nessus

(1993 HA2 )
CURRENT POSITION: 14 PIS 34
Incl: 15.64163
Eccent: 0.5168744
Period: 122.57951121118 years
AU 24.6754507
Type: 400A

Discovery Chart

26.4.1993 06:45 Kitt Peak 111w36 31n57 observations 1

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Named for the centaur responsible for the death of Heracles {see planet  (5143)}. Driven from his home in Arcadia {see planet  (1020)} by Heracles, Nessus established himself as a ferryman who later encountered Heracles on travels with his new bride Dejanira {see planet  (157)}. Entrusted with ferrying Dejanira across the river Evenus, Nessus attempted to violate her and was as a result killed by Heracles. Before dying, Nessus gave Dejanira a poisonous love charm that she later unwittingly administered to Heracles. (M 29671)

Avastatud: 26-4-1993 Avastamiskoht: Kitt Peak Avastajad: Spacewatch

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