Trojan Camp
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Trojan Camp
The asteroids of the inner Solar System and Jupiter.
  Jupiter trojans
  Orbits of planets
  Sun
  Hilda group
  Asteroid belt
  Near-Earth objects (selection)

This is a list of Jupiter trojans that lie in the Trojan camp, an elongated, curved region around the trailing L5 Lagrangian point 60° behind Jupiter.[1]

All the asteroids at the trailing L5 point have names corresponding to participants on the Trojan side of the Trojan War, except for 617 Patroclus, which was named before this naming convention was instituted. Correspondingly, 624 Hektor is a Trojan-named asteroid at the "Greek" (L4) Lagrangian point.

Trojans in the Greek and Trojan camp are discovered mainly in turns, because they are separated by 120°, and for a period of time one group of trojans will be behind the Sun, and the other will be visible.

References

  1. ^ "List of Jupiter Trojans". Minor Planet Center. 6 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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