Midas

(1973 EA )
CURRENT POSITION: 24 CAN 33
Incl: 39.83112
Eccent: 0.6503351
Period: 2.3675975208619 years
AU 1.7763363
Type: 9803

Discovery Chart

6.3.1973 06:47 Palomar 116w51 33n21 observations 1

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Named for the Phrygian king supposed to have the gift of transforming all that he touched to gold. Although he had chosen this power as a reward for kind treatment of his captive, Silenus, he soon realized his folly and was relieved of his power by bathing in the Pactolus River. (M 4237)

Discovered on 6-3-1973 in Palomar by Kowal, C. T.

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