Cyllene //, also known as Jupiter XLVIII, is a natural satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard in 2003, receiving the temporary designation S/2003 J 13.
|Discovered by||Scott S. Sheppard|
|S/2003 J 13|
|Orbital characteristics |
Cyllene is about 2 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of (23.4 million km) 23,396,000 km in 731.099 days (2.00 earth years), at an inclination of 140.149° to the ecliptic (139.543° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.4116.
It belongs to the Pasiphae group, irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at distances ranging between 22.8 and 24.1 Gm, and with inclinations ranging between 144.5° and 158.3°.
- Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
- Thomas Chase (1882) Six books of the Æneid of Virgil (1877), p. 252
- "Cyllenian". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
- IAUC 8116: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn Archived 2006-05-05 at the Wayback Machine 2003 April (discovery)
- MPEC 2003-G09: S/2003 J 13 2003 April (discovery and ephemeris)
- IAUC 8502: Satellites of Jupiter 2005 March (naming the moon)