Ixion

(2001 KX76 )
CURRENT POSITION: 1 CAP 43
Incl: 19.60045
Eccent: 0.2457894
Period: 251.1026594358 years
AU 39.8003878
Type: 000A

Discovery Chart

22.5.2001 05:21 Cerro Tololo 70w48 30s10 observations 1

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Ixion tried to win the love of Hera, but Zeus thwarted this by creating the cloud Nephele, which resembled Hera and by whom Ixion fathered the Centaurs. For his crimes Ixion was bound to a wheel that turns forever in the underworld. The name was suggested by E. K. Elliot.

Ixion tried to win the love of Hera {see planet  (103)}, but Zeus {see planet  (5731)} thwarted this by creating the cloud Nephele {see planet  (431)}, which resembled Hera and by whom Ixion fathered the Centaurs. For his crimes Ixion was bound to a wheel that turns forever in the underworld. (M 45236)

The name was suggested by E. K. Elliot.

Discovered on 22-5-2001 in Cerro Tololo by Deep Ecliptic Survey

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