Orthos

(1976 WA )
CURRENT POSITION: 23 LEO 19
Incl: 24.47455
Eccent: 0.6540961
Period: 3.738940002866 years
AU 2.4089009
Type: 1803

Discovery Chart

19.11.1976 01:57 La Silla 70w44 29s15 observations 1

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Named for Orthos, the two-headed dog from Greek mythology. Together with his master Eurytion, this dog looked after the cattle of Geryones. One of the twelve labors of Heracles was to steal these cattle.

Named for Orthos, the two-headed dog from Greek mythology. Together with his master Eurytion, this dog looked after the cattle of Geryones. One of the twelve labors of Heracles {see planet  (5143)} was to steal these cattle. (M 5688)

Avastatud: 19-11-1976 Avastamiskoht: La Silla Avastajad: Schuster, H.-E.

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