Alcathous

(1979 WM )
CURRENT POSITION: 25 CAP 55
Incl: 16.6277
Eccent: 0.0668488
Period: 11.785200843755 years
AU 5.1785868
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

22.11.1979 09:43 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Alcathous proved himself the noblest suitor in all of Troy by marrying Hippodamia {see planet  (692)}, eldest and dearest daughter of Anchises {see planet  (1173)}, who excelled all other girls of her age in beauty, skill and wit. As the Trojans achieved their greatest advance toward the Greek ships, Alcathous, previously uninjured in the Trojan War, was struck by Poseidon {see planet  (4341)} with blindness and paralysis. In this hapless state he was killed easily by a spear thrown by Idomeneus {see planet  (2759)}. (M 21128)

Named by the Minor Planet Names Committee following a suggestion by F. Pilcher.

Avastatud: 22-11-1979 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Kowal, C. T.

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