Thoas

(1989 AM2 )
CURRENT POSITION: 23 TAU 52
Incl: 28.47355
Eccent: 0.137542
Period: 11.872901639884 years
AU 5.2042463
Type: 0009

Discovery Chart

11.1.1989 11:01 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for Thoas, the commander of the Aitolians, a tough man at spear-throwing, and eloquent in argument. The god Poseidon {see planet  (4341)} (who favored the Greeks) must have respected Thoas for both his warlike skills and for his eloquence, because Poseidon chose to take the shape of Thoas, and, in Thoas’s voice, rallied the Greeks when the Trojans were close to the Greek ships, and fought beside the Greeks in the shape of Thoas. (M 18647)

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

Avastatud: 11-1-1989 Avastamiskoht: Palomar Avastajad: Shoemaker, C. S.

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