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5143 Heracles

Heracles
Discovery and designation
Discovered by Shoemaker, C. S.
Discovery site Palomar Observatory
Discovery date November 7, 1991
Designations
MPC designation 5143
Named after
Heracles
1991 VL
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch August 27, 2011 (JD 2455800.5)
Aphelion 3.24995768 AU
Perihelion 0.41793075 AU
1.833944219 AU
Eccentricity 0.77211370
2.48363279 yr (907.146878 d)
300.40904°
Inclination 9.033253°
309.58979°
227.69560°
Physical characteristics
14.0

5143 Heracles (1991 VL) is an Apollo asteroid, Mercury grazer, Mars crosser and near-Earth object discovered on November 7, 1991 by Shoemaker, C. S. at Palomar Observatory.

It was discovered to be a binary asteroid by Arecibo Observatory in December 2011.[2]

References

  1. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 5143 Heracles Retrieved 2011-09-02
  2. ^ Dr. Lance A. M. Benner (2013-11-18). "Binary and Ternary near-Earth Asteroids detected by radar". NASA/JPL Asteroid Radar Research. Retrieved 2014-03-01. 

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