Chariklo
Number
10199
Provisional name
1997 CU26
Class
Centaur
Discovery date
15.02.1997
Discovery chart
Discovery position
6 Leo 04' Rx
Time of announcement
24.02.1997 - 22:14 UT
Orbital period
63.1 years
Orbit
  • between the orbits of Saturn and Uranus
  • crosses the orbit of Uranus
Aphelion
18.538 AU
Perihelion
13.084 AU
Semimajor axis
15.811 AU
Magnitude
6.4
Diameter
100 - 314 km

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Digital photo by Eric Francis. Planet Waves Picture Galleries

Mythology
Chariklo was a nymph of Mount Pelion, the daughter of the Sun god Apollo and the wife of Chiron. She was a close friend of the goddess Athene. She was the foster mother of many Greek heros including Akhilleus.

Read about Chariklo on Zane Stein's site Chiron and Friends
 
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