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%
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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).

video
"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.

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

(1902) Shaposhnikov, behavioral-event interview

(1902) Shaposhnikov is a hilda asteroid discovered in April of 1972. There are prediscovery images back to October of 1966, May of 1956 and April of 1955. It was spotted without being identified in April of 1940, June of 1941, October of 1950, November and December of 1951, October and November of 1958, December of 1959 and May of 1972.

The orbit is between the outter main belt and zone of orbital piercing from Jupiter toward the main belt. It has a perihelion of 3.08 AU and an aphelion of 4.84 AU. The semimajor axis is at 3.96 AU. It has an orbital period of 7 years and 328 days. It has an inclination of 12.4º. It has a diameter of about 97 km.


During the year 2010 and 2011, photometric observations were made.

Orbital resonance:
5:21 with Mars (99.9%)
3:2 with Jupiter (99.9%)
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12:17 with Hygiea (99.9%)
7:12 with Ceres-Pallas (99.9%)

 

Historical character

Vladimir Grigorevich Shaposhnikov (1905-1942), was an astronomer, expert in astrometry, who worked at the Simeiz Observatory, before perishing in the World War II.

The discovery of (1902) Shaposhnikov clashed with the development of the behavioral-event interview technique (McClelland & Dayley, 1972), using the critical incidence method (Flanagan, 1954) and the TAT (Thematic Apperception Test , McClelland), which were developed during the prediscoveries of this asteroid in the 1950s.

In the behavioral-event interviews progressively deeper questions are asked about how respondent acted, felt and thought in a specific situation of the past, in order to know if he has the necessary skills for the job requested.


video
"Winter's Bone" (2010)

(1902) Shaposhnikov is related with situations in which, to clear all initial doubts (3:2 resonance with Jupiter), it goes more and more deeper into the desired characteristics of a nutrition source, wich can be food, relationships or work.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

(71) Niobe, groups of mercurial people

(71) Niobe is a main belt asteroid discovered in August of 1861.

The orbit is located at the center of the main belt. It has a perihelion of 2.27 AU and an aphelion of 3.23 AU. The semimajor axis is at 2.75 AU. It has an orbital period of 4 years and 211 days. It has an inclination of 23.2º. It has a diameter of aboout
81 km.

A star occultation occurred in August of 2009.

Orbital resonance:
1:19 with Mercury (99.9%)
7:17 with Mars (99.7%)
13:5 with Jupiter (99.6%)
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17:12 with Sylvia (99.9%)
7:6 with Interamnia (99.9%)
12:11 with Psyche (99.9%)
18:13 with Cybele (99.8%)
11:9 with Euphrosyne (99.8%)



Greek mythology

Niobe, queen of the city of Thebes, based her happiness in her large family: seven sons and seven daughters, all of great beauty.

(71) Niobe is related with environments of much stimulation, such as sport teams or amusement parks and fairs. But above all, with groups of mercurial people, working together to find intelligent solutions (1:19 resonance with Mercury), for example in working meetings or academic groups of preteens (age that corresponds to the cusp of the 3rd House).

video
"Star Trek" (2009)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

(26) Proserpina, receptivity and deep devotion

(26) Proserpina is a main belt asteroid discovered in May of 1853. It was spotted without being identified in May of 1935 and November of 1954.

The orbit is located at the center of the main belt. It has a perihelion of 2.41 AU and an aphelion of 2.89 AU. The semimajor axis is at 2.65 AU. It has an orbital period of 4 years and 120 days. It has an inclination of 3.5º. It has a diameter of about 95 km.


Photmetric observation were taken in the years 1979, 1981, 2001, 2007 y 2008.

Orbital resonance:
3:13 with Earth-Moon (99.9%)
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15:13 with Psyche (99.9%)
3:2 with Sylvia (99.9%)
13:10 with Davida (99.9%)


 

Roman mythology

Proserpina became the queen of the Underworld, after Pluto kidnaped her while she was picking flowers.

The essential thing with (26) Proserpina is to stay connected with the inner self to assess the personal preferences and values in relation to every experience or situation (3:13 resonance with the Earth-Moon system). Through this style of receptivity becomes aware of what it wants to do and decisions can be taken according to the personal way of being and at the right moment.

Because of the subjective way in which the preferences about people or activities involved were acquired, it is capable of an amazing receptivity and devotion, like Kate in the movie "Family Man" (2001), or Helena in the video game "Uncharted" (PS3, 2007).


However, before (26) Proserpina is aware of its wishes, can have a hesitant attitude to life, waiting for something or someone to transform its life from the outside, like Rapunzel at the beginning of the movie "Tangled" (2010).

Thursday, 15 September 2016

(342) Endymion, being interested in someone

(342) Endymion is a main belt asteroid discovered in October of 1892. It was spotted without being identified in March of 1892.

The orbit is located at the outter main belt. It has a perihelion of 2.24 AU and an aphelion of 2.89 AU. The semimajor axis is at 2.56 AU. It has an orbital period of 4 years and 43 days. It has an inclination of 7.3º.


Orbital resonance:

5:11 with Mars (99.5%)
3:20 with Venus (99.5%)

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15:11 with Davida (99.8%)
20:13 with Cybele (99.8%)
15:11 with Euphrosyne (99.8%)
13:10 with Interamnia (99.8%)
11:7 with Sylvia (99.7%)
9:8 with Herculina (99.6%)



Greek mythology

Endymion was a shepherd who lived in a cave on Mount Latmos. In the evenings, fascinated with the Moon, he began to write notes about its movements.

video
"Fifty Shades of Grey" (2015)

(342) Endymion is related with the interest that it is felt toward a particular person or field of interest, like in the movie "The Proposal" (2009).

video
"No Reservations" (2007)