Asbolus
Number
8405
Provisional name
1995 GO
Class
Centaur
Discovery date
05.04.1995
Discovery chart
Discovery position
7 Libra 46' Rx
Time of announcement
10.04.1995 - 13:34 UT
Orbital period
76.5 years
Orbit
  • crosses the orbits of Saturn and Uranus
  • in aphelion almost reaches the orbit of Neptune but does not cross it
  • last time in perihelion in July 2002 (in Capricorn)
Aphelion
29.316 AU
Perihelion
  6.844 AU
Semimajor axis
18.080 AU
Magnitude
9.0
Diameter
40 - 95 km

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Mythology
The name Asbolus means "soot" or "carbon dust".

Asbolus
 
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