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Incl: 5.57632
Eccent: 0.1233535
Period: 3.6859461939402 years
AU 2.3860851
Type: 0000

Discovery Chart

25.4.1848 00:00 Markree 24e45 59n26 observations 0

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Named after an Oceanid, daughter of Tethys and Oceanus, and first wife of Jupiter. He devoured her lest she bear a child more powerful than he. She personalizes prudence. (H 2)

The planet was discovered at the private observatory of Mr. Cooper who delegated to the discoverer the choice of a name from either Metis, put forward by Robinson, Armagh or Thetis suggested by J. Herschel. The name Thetis was later given to planet  (17).

The name Metis has also been given to the satellite Jupiter XVI, discovered 1979 by S. P. Synnott. Open image in new window

Discovered on 25-4-1848 in Markree by Graham, A.

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