Ul

(1982 RB )
CURRENT POSITION: 27 TAU 27
Incl: 25.07348
Eccent: 0.3959256
Period: 3.0469074713031 years
AU 2.1016454
Type: 1804

Discovery Chart

14.9.1982 03:26 La Silla 70w44 29s15 observations 1

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Named for the spirit of night-time and the moon in the mythology of the Melanesians of the New Hebrides Islands. Ul was the rival of Tortali {see planet  (2687)}, spirit of daytime and the sun. The Melanesians recognize no gods. The name is shared by a god character in a best-selling fantasy series by David Eddings. (M 27329)

Name suggested by F. Pilcher.

Discovered on 14-9-1982 in La Silla by Schuster, H.-E.

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