Rhadamanthus

(1999 HX11 )
CURRENT POSITION: 3 SCO 10
Incl: 12.77533
Eccent: 0.1513139
Period: 243.23844743568 years
AU 38.9650293
Type: 000A

Discovery Chart

17.4.1999 03:19 Kitt Peak 111w36 31n57 observations 1

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Rhadamanthus was a son of Zeus and Europa. Because of his just and upright life, after death he was appointed a judge of the dead and the ruler of Elysium, a blissfully beautiful area of the Underworld where those favored by the gods spent their life after death. The name was suggested by E. K. Elliot.

Rhadamanthus was a son of Zeus and Europa {see planets  (5731) and  (52), respectively}. Because of his just and upright life, after death he was appointed a judge of the dead and the ruler of Elysium, a blissfully beautiful area of the Underworld where those favored by the gods spent their life after death. (M 46112)

The name was suggested by E. K. Elliot.

Discovered on 17-4-1999 in Kitt Peak by Deep Ecliptic Survey

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