Palinurus

(1988 TU1 )
CURRENT POSITION: 23 CAP 46
Incl: 19.06299
Eccent: 0.1409592
Period: 12.080637193229 years
AU 5.264775
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

12.10.1988 08:31 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for Aeneas’ {see planet  (1172)} great helmsman and navigator, who led the remnant of the Trojan fleet across unknown seas from Troy to Carthage and Sicily, and finally to Italy, as told by Virgil in the Aeneid. As the fleet was making its final passage to Italy, the god Neptune put Palinurus to sleep while he held the tiller in his hands; he fell overboard and was drowned, and his naked body washed up on the shores of Italy. (M 18647)

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

Avastatud: 12-10-1988 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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