Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy

, Volume 98, Issue 3, pp 181–189 | Cite as

Quasi-satellites of Jupiter

  • Hiroshi KinoshitaEmail author
  • Hiroshi Nakai
Original Article


Two asteroids 2001 QQ199 and 2004 AE9 and two comets P/LINEAR-Catalina and P/LINEAR are found to be quasi-satellites of Jupiter at present time. The Tisserand parameters of these four bodies lie between 2.3 and 2.5, which means two asteroids might be Jupiter family comets and will show a cometary’s activity in the near future.


Quasi-satellite 1:1 mean motion resonance Jupiter family comet 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Astronomical ObservatoryTokyoJapan

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