Taygete //, also known as Jupiter XX, is a retrograde irregular satellite of Jupiter. It was discovered by a team of astronomers from the University of Hawaii led by Scott S. Sheppard, et al. in 2000, and given the temporary designation S/2000 J 9.
Taygete imaged by the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope in December 2001
|Discovered by||Scott S. Sheppard|
|S/2000 J 9|
|Orbital characteristics |
Taygete is about 5 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 22,439,000 km in 686.675 days, at an inclination of 165° to the ecliptic (163° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.3678.
It belongs to the Carme group, made up of irregular retrograde moons orbiting Jupiter at a distance ranging between 23 and 24 Gm and at an inclination of about 165°.
- Noah Webster (1884) A Practical Dictionary of the English Language
- "Taygete". Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House.
- There is also 'Taygetian', but that's for Taygetus.
- S.S. Sheppard (2019), Moons of Jupiter, Carnegie Science, on line
- IAUC 7555: Satellites of Jupiter Archived 2002-09-16 at the Wayback Machine 2001 January 5 (discovery)
- MPEC 2001-A29: S/2000 J 7, S/2000 J 8, S/2000 J 9, S/2000 J 10, S/2000 J 11 2001 January 15 (discovery and ephemeris)
- MPEC 2001-T59: S/2000 J 8, S/2000 J 9, S/2000 J 10 2001 October 15 (revised ephemeris)
- IAUC 7998: Satellites of Jupiter 2002 October 22 (naming the moon)