Misenus

(1988 RV )
CURRENT POSITION: 26 CAP 27
Incl: 14.90204
Eccent: 0.0413879
Period: 11.737603351459 years
AU 5.1646342
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

11.9.1988 05:22 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for Aeneas’ {see planet  (1172)} herald and trumpeter. As Virgil tells it, Misenus unluckily blew on a conch shell just as the Trojan wanderers were making landfall in Italy, near Cumae, and the clear note of the shell so enraged the god Triton that he killed Misenus and threw his body on the beach. In later years a Roman fleet was stationed near the legendary place, at Misenum, named after Misenus. (M 18647)

Name and citation prepared by R. Preston at the request of the discoverers.

Avastatud: 11-9-1988 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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