Hermione

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CURRENT POSITION: 24 TAU 43
Incl: 7.56923
Eccent: 0.1286175
Period: 6.4430629923975 years
AU 3.4624342
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

12.5.1872 00:00 Ann Arbor 24e45 59n26 observations 0

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Named after the daughter of Menelaus and Helen {see planets  (1647) and  (101)}. She was promised in marriage to Orestes {see planet  (13475)}, but Menelaus, ignorant of this, gave her to Pyrrhus {see planet  (5283)} for the services he rendered in the Trojan War. (Z 125)

A satellite of (121) with an estimated diameter of 13 km was discovered on 2002 Sept. 18 with the 10-m Keck II telescope. The preliminary designation of the satellite is S/2002 (121) 1.

Discovered on 12-5-1872 in Ann Arbor by Watson, J. C.

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15-04-1990Birthday of Emma Watson, who played the role of Hermione in "Harry Potter". Asteroid Hermione conjunct Mercury.