Sunday, 23 April 2017

(2201) Oljato, observing an object from different angles

(2201) Oljato is an apollo asteroid discovered in December of 1947. There is a prediscovery image back to December of 1931. After its discovery, the asteroid was lost until its rediscovery in November of 1979. It received its official name in March of 1983.

Its orbit is located between Mercury-Venus and the Hilda zone.
It has a perihelion of 0.62 AU and an aphelion of 3.72 AU. The semimajor axis is at 2.17 AU. It has an orbital period of 3 years and 76 days. It has an inclination of 2.5º. It has a diameter of about 2 km.

Photometric observations were made in October of 2004.


Orbital resonance:
15:11 with Juno (99.6%)
5:3 with Interamnia (99.9%)
14:9 with Psyche (99.9%)
7:4 with Davida (99.8%)
17:10 with Europa (99.8%)
7:4 with Euphrosyne (99.8%)
4:3 with Eunomia (99.5%)



Geographical location

Oljato-Monument Valley is located in San Juan County in the State of Utah in the United States.

Oljato-Monument Valley (Utah)

The time of the rediscovery of (2201) Oljato and its official name assignation, clashed with the appearance of the first Japanese animated films and the movie "Tron" (1982), made with computer help to simulate difficult displacements of the filming angle.

(2201) Oljato is related with the observation of objects from different angles to get a clearer idea of their characteristics (5:3 resonance with Interamnia).

"Tomb Raider Legend" (PS2, 2006)

Thursday, 16 March 2017

(695) Bella, selection of the highest quality products, at the lowest price

(695) Bella is a main belt asteroid discovered in November of 1909. It was spotted without being identified in August of 1965.

The orbit is located at the center of the main belt. It has a perihelion of 2.13 AU and an aphelion of 2.94 AU. The semimajor axis is at 2.53 AU. It has an orbital period of 4 years and 18 days. It has an inclination of 13.8º. It has a diameter of about 48 km.
 

Photometric observation were made during March-June of 2011.

Orbital resonance:
 7:15 with Mars (99.5%)
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14:13 with Juno (99.9%)
11:8 with Hygiea (99.8%)
8:7 with Pallas (99.7%)
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18:13 with Euphrosyne (99.9%)
8:5 with Sylvia (99.8%)
8:7 with Ceres (99.5%)



Word in Latin

The asteroid is named after the word 'bella', which in Latin means 'war'.

"Money Ball" (2011)

(695) Bella is related to the process of selecting the highest quality products, at the lowest price, like in the movie "Money Ball" (2011).

This selection process begins during the collection of the harvest and continues during the competition between distributors to restaurants, markets and supermarkets.

Monday, 6 March 2017

(269) Justitia, progressive revelation of the truth

(269) Justitia is a main belt asteroid discovered in September of 1887. It was spotted without being identified in December of 1942.

The orbit is located in the middle main belt. It has a perihelion of 2.05 AU and an aphelion of 3.17 AU. The semimajor axis is at 2.61 AU. It has an orbital period of 4 years and 84 days. It has an inclination of 5.4º. It has a diameter of about 59 km.

There were star occultations in July of 2005, May of 2009, March of 2013 and November of 2015.


Orbital resonance:
4:9 with Mars (99.9%)
14:5 with Jupiter (99.8%)
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12:11 with Pallas (99.9%)
12:11 with Ceres (99.8%)
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13:11 with Psyche (99.9%)
3:2 with Cybele (99.9%)
12:11 with Herculina (99.9%)
9:7 with Europa (99.8%)



Roman mythology

Justitia was the goddess of justice and truth. She was represented seated, holding a sword in her right hand and a book in her left hand.

(269) Justitia represents the capability to progressively reveal the truth, expanding little by little the information, but without modifying the initial approach, like during the presentation of evidence and testimony of one of the parties in the celebration of a judgment (3:2 resonance with Cybele).

"10 Cloverfield Lane" (2016)

Friday, 3 March 2017

(24) Themis, coherence in communication and behavior in situations of compromise

(24) Themis is a main belt asteroid discovered in April of 1853. It was spotted without being identified in January of 1947 and July of 1955.

The orbit is located in the outter main belt. It has a perihelion of 2.74 AU and an aphelion of 3.52 AU. The semimajor axis is at 3.13 AU. It has an orbital period of 5 years and 200 days. It has an inclination of 0.7º. It has a diameter of about 198 km
.

Photometric observations took place in the years 1875, 1975-1976 and October of 2009.

There were star occultations in August of 1999 and May of 2004. 

Orbital resonance:
1:9 with Venus (99.7%)
15:7 with Jupiter (99.7%)
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11:14 with Juno (99.9%)
5:6 with Pallas (99.8%)
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9:10 with Psyche (99.9%)
8:7 with Cybele (99.8%)
5:6 with Herculina (99.8%)
7:6 with Sylvia (99.7%)
 


Greek mythology

Themis was the goddess of justice and balance of natural laws. It was represented by holding a balance with the right hand raised and a sword, down, in the left hand.

Themis was the embodiment of divine order and right relationships between man and woman, and was the basis of the legitimate and orderly family. It was the first that offered a drink to Hera when she returned afflicted by the infidelities of Zeus.   

(24) Themis is related with coherence in acting and communicating in situations of compromise in which there is freedom (11:14 resonance with Juno). It only compromises if it is really willing, and if it changes its decision or something prevents it from fulfilling it, then it notifies quickly.

Ginnifer Godwin, actress of the movie "He's Just Not That Into You" (2008), has Themis in Aries in the cusp of the 7th House in the Moon-Node Horoscope.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

(3554) Amun, resolving logical puzzles

(3554) Amun is an aten asteroid discovered in March of 1986.

The orbit is between Venus and Earth/Mars, with an orbital piercing from Venus toward Mercury. It has a perihelion of 0.70 AU and an aphelion of 1.24 AU. The semimajor axis is at 0.97 AU. It has an orbital period of 350 days. It has an inclination of 23.3º. It has a diameter of about 2.5 km.


Orbital resonance:
9:14 with Venus (99.6%)
  *[7:11 with Venus (99.3%)]
1:4 with Mercury (99.6%)
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17:3 with Europa (99.8%)
9:2 with Eunomia (99.4%)
9:2 with Juno (99.0%
)



Egiptian mythology

Amun was an invisible god with hidden power. He was on top of the other gods, but manifested through them. He was venerated especially in Thebes, the capital of Upper Egypt.

(3554) Amun represents the ability to resolve logical puzzles, such as the ones in the graphical adventures of video games that appeared from the time of its discovery, such as "Maniac Mansion" (1987), "The Secret of Monkey Island" (1989) and "Loom" (1990), which evolved and perfected in the following decades, from sagas of video games like "Tomb Raider" (1996) and "Uncharted" (2007).


Logical puzzles of video games are resolved by performing a series of steps, which sequentially link different physical elements to form a logical structure, by pulleys, gears, beams of light or pressure areas.


In general, (3554) Amun is related with the ability to resolve logic riddles and math problems, or to design computer programs (1:4 resonance with Mercury).

"Labyrinth" (1986)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

(137) Meliboea, ability to be placed at the right time and place, respect to what one is wishing

(137) Meliboea is a main belt asteroid discovered in April of 1874. It was spotted without being identified in March of 1923, October of 1958 and April of 1962.

The orbit is located at the outter main belt. It has a perihelion of 2.45 AU and an aphelion of 3.79 AU. The semimajor axis is at 3.12 AU. It has an orbital period of 5 years and 189 days. It has an inclination of  13.4º. It has a diameter of about 145 km.


There are photometric obsrvations in the years 1990-1991, 2002 and 2009. Star occultations occured in May of 2001, September of 2007, November of 2009 and January of 2016.

Orbital resonance:
16:3 with Saturn (99.9%)
15:7 with Jupiter (99.7%)
1:9 with Venus (99.6%)
2:11 with Earth-Moon (99.6%)
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5:6 with Ceres-Pallas (99.8%)
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7:9 with Eunomia (99.8%)
15:13 with Cybele (99.6%)
10:11 with Psyche (99.6%)
5:6 with Herculina (99.5%)



Greek mythology

Meliboea was a young maiden of Ephesus, who had a loving relationship with a young man named Alexis. However, her parents betrothed her to another man, so that Alexis, desperate, had to leave the city.

On her wedding day, Meliboea tried to kill herself by jumping off the roof, but landed unhurt. She fled to the seashore, where she found a boat. When she mounted on it, the ropes loosened on their own and the boat got out at sea. Without direction, the boat took her to the port of a city, in which Meliboea found Alexis, who was preparing a feast with his friends.

The reunited lovers got married, and in gratitude, two temples were dedicated to the goddess Aphrodite, called "Automate" (spontaneous or by it self) and "Epidaetia" (time to sit at the table to eat).

(137) Meliboea is related with the ability to be placed at the right time and place, respect to what one is wishing, like at the end of the movie "Serendipity" (2001) and at the beginning of the movie "Pretty Woman" (1990), or in the movies "Star Trek" (2009), "Dragon Fly" (2002) and "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991).

Shakti Gawain, author of the book "Creative Visualization" (1978), has Meliboea in Cancer in trine with Mercury in Scorpio, and in square with Vesta in Libra. Mercury also forms a trine with Uranus in Cancer, and a sextile with Saturn in Virgo.