Lempo

(1999 TC36 )
CURRENT POSITION: 21 TAU 41
Incl: 8.4233
Eccent: 0.226176
Period: 247.97930659196 years
AU 39.4696623
Type: 000A

Discovery Chart

1.10.1999 07:46 Kitt Peak 111w36 31n57 observations 1

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Lempo is the ancient Finnish devil who, with the help of his two demon cohorts, Hiisi and Paha, brought down the hero Väinämöinen. Within the trans-Neptunian triple system, the satellite (47171) Lempo I was discovered on 2001 Dec. 8 by C. A. Trujillo and M. E. Brown using the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), and is named Paha. The primary was identified as a binary by S. D. Benecchi et al. through re-analysis of the HST data originally obtained by Trujillo and Brown. Lempo refers to the larger component of the central binary and Hiisi to the the smaller component.

Discovered on 1-10-1999 in Kitt Peak by Rubenstein, E. P., Strolger, L.-G.

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