Vinata

(1936 TK )
CURRENT POSITION: 3 CAP 23
Incl: 13.08474
Eccent: 0.2135445
Period: 5.4262591042011 years
AU 3.0878317
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

7.10.1936 05:17 Flagstaff 111w40 35n12 observations 1

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Named for a daughter of Prajapati and wife of the sage Kasyapa in the mythology of India. She laid only two eggs, while her sister and Kasyapa’s other wife laid a thousand. After five hundred years her sister’s eggs hatched into serpents. Jealous and impatient, she broke the shell of one of her two eggs to find Aruna {see planet  (2313)} inside with only his upper half developed. The second egg hatched into Garuda {see planet  (2307)}, who had such spiritual purity as to exceed that of all his thousand half-brothers. (M 21606)

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

Avastatud: 7-10-1936 Avastamiskoht: Flagstaff Avastajad: Giclas, H. L.

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