16° Virgo 54' Rx
Time of announcement
15.03.2000 - 21:38 UT
crosses the orbit of Saturn
25 - 75 km
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".
This centaur planet has (just like Chiron) a cometary coma, which was detected on 30 December 2005.
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