moon of Jupiter
Carpo or Jupiter XLVI, is a moon of Jupiter. It was found by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2003, and was designated as S/2003 J 20 until it got its name in early 2005.
|Discovered by||Scott S. Sheppard et al.|
Mean orbit radius
|17.145 million km|
|Inclination||56° to the ecliptic|
Carpo is about 3 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 17,145,000 km in 458.625 days, at an inclination of 56° to the ecliptic (55° to Jupiter's equator), and with an orbital eccentricity of 0.2736.
It was named in March 2005 after Carpo, one of the Horae, and a daughter of Zeus (Jupiter).
- ↑ IAUC 8125: S/2003 J 19 and S/2003 J 20 2003 April 30 (discovery)
- ↑ MPEC 2003-G67: S/2003 J 20 2003 April 14 (discovery and ephemeris)
- ↑ IAUC 8502: Satellites of Jupiter 2005 March 30 (naming the moon)