659 Nestor

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659 Nestor
Discovery A
Discoverer Max Wolf
Discovery date March 23, 1908
1908 CS B
Category Jupiter Trojan
Orbital elements C
Epoch August 18, 2005 (JDCT 2453600.5)
Eccentricity (e) 0.117
Semi-major axis (a) 5.198
Perihelion (q) 4.593
Aphelion (Q) 5.804
Orbital period (P) 11.853
Inclination (i) 4.519
Longitude of the
ascending node
Argument of
Mean anomaly (M) 285.476

659 Nestor is a Jupiter trojan asteroid orbiting the Sun. Along with the other Jupter trojans in the Greek Camp, it orbits in the same orbit as Jupiter, about 60 degrees ahead of the planet.

It was seen on 30th June 2006 when it occulted TYC 6854-00630. The length of time the occultation lasted (9.52 seconds) equates to a size of at least 109 km diameter.

It was found by Max Wolf in 1908. Its provisional name was 1908 CS.

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