Elatus

(1999 UG5 )
CURRENT POSITION: 22 LIB 7
Incl: 5.24505
Eccent: 0.3837014
Period: 40.422347604517 years
AU 11.7778925
Type: 000A

Discovery Chart

29.10.1999 06:05 Catalina 110w44 32n25 observations 1

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The name of the centaur Elatus is associated with woodlands and means "fir man", perhaps because he used to pull up whole fir trees and use them as weapons. During a battle with Hercules, Elatus was killed by a poisoned arrow that passed through his arm and continued to wound Chiron in the knee.

Discovered on 29-10-1999 in Catalina by CSS

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