Echeclus
Number
60558
Provisional name
2000 EC98
Class
Centaur
Discovery date
03.03.2000
Discovery chart
Discovery position
16 Virgo 54' Rx
Time of announcement
15.03.2000 - 21:38 UT
Orbital period
35.4 years
Orbit
  • crosses the orbit of Saturn
Aphelion
15.694 AU
Perihelion
  5.844 AU
Semimajor axis
10.769 AU
Magnitude
9.5
Diameter
25 - 75 km
Mythology
Attended the Lapith king Pirithous' wedding with other Centaurs and was killed by Ampyx, who had thrust his lance that lacked its point into the face of Echeclus.

The name Echeclus possibly means "glutinous".
Kentauroi Thessalioi

 
This centaur planet has (just like Chiron) a cometary coma, which was detected on 30 December 2005.
 
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