Pelion
Number
49036
Provisional name
1998 QM107
Class
Centaur
Discovery date
21.08.1998
Discovery chart
Discovery position
10 Aquarius 00' Rx
Time of announcement
07.12.1998 - 19:56 UT
Orbital period
89.4 years
Orbit
  • crosses only the orbit of Uranus
Aphelion
22.820 AU
Perihelion
17.285 AU
Semimajor axis
20.053 AU
Magnitude
10.4
Diameter
15.8 - 52 km

Photograph copyright © Susanna Kauppinen. All rights reserved.
Photo: Copyright © Susanna Kauppinen.

Mythology
In Greek mythology, Mount Pelion (which took its name from the mythical king Peleus, father of Achilles) was the homeland of Chiron and the Centaurs.

Mount Pelion is the place where Jason and the Argonauts started their guest for the Golden Fleece. The ship for this voyage was build by Argos, from whom it took its name, ''Argo''. It was made from wood from the trees of mount Pelion, and under the guidence of the Goddess Athena.

Pelion
 
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