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Asteroid 659 Nestor

In Greek mythology, Nestor of Gerênia was the son of Neleus, the King of Pylos, and Chloris. He and his sons Antilochus and Thrasymedes fought on the side of the Achaeans in the Trojan War.

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Alternate designation1908 CS
ClassificationJupiter Trojan
Notesorbits in the L4 Lagrangian point (the "Greek camp") of the Sun-Jupiter system

Osculating Orbital Elements
Semi major axis5,1950 AU
Period [Julian yrs]11,841 Julian years
Inclination4,519 °
Lon. of ascending node350,912 °
Argument of perihelion341,127 °
Passage of perihelion2008-Feb-03.310302
Aphelion distance5,8010 AU
Mean anomaly301,791 °

Physical Data
Radius54,44 km
Rotation period15,1 days
Absolute magnitude (H)8,99
Magnitude Slope (G)0,15
Color index (B-V)0,719
Geometric albedo0,0378
Spectral classn.a.

Discovery Circumstances
DiscovererMax Wolf

Data File
Data File Name659_Nestor.aed
Data File Date2006-07-19
Data File Size2714 kB
Covered Period1800,00 - 2100,00