Cyllarus
Number
52975
Provisional name
1998 TF35
Class
Centaur
Discovery date
12.10.1998
Discovery chart
Discovery position
18 Taurus 34' Rx
Time of announcement
11.06.1999 - 18:13 UT
Orbital period
133.2 years
Orbit
  • crosses the orbits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto
Aphelion
36.042 AU
Perihelion
16.206 AU
Semimajor axis
26.124 AU
Magnitude
9.3
Diameter
27 - 83 km

A fight scene in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). Wikipedia.
Photo: A fight scene in Franco Zeffirelli's Romeo and Juliet (1968). Wikipedia.

Mythology
Cyllarus was a beautiful young centaur who attended the Lapith king Pirithous' wedding with other centaurs. Hylonome, one of the few female centaurs was in love with him. Cyllarus was wounded by a spear in the battle and died in the arms of his beloved. In her despair Hylonome killed herself by throwing herself onto the same spear that had pierced her partner.

Story of Hylonome and Cyllarus on Zane Stein's site Chiron and Friends
 
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