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Telesto (moon)

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Telesto
Discovery
Discovered by Smith, Reitsema,
Larson and Fountain
Discovered in April 8, 1980
Orbital characteristics
Semimajor axis 294,619 km
Eccentricity 0.000
Orbital period 1.887802 d [1] (http://exp.arc.nasa.gov/downloads/celestia/data/solarsys.ssc)
Inclination 1.19 (to Saturn's equator)
Is a satellite of Saturn
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter 24 km
Mass  ? kg
Mean density  ? g/cm3
Surface gravity  ? m/s2
Rotation period synchronous
Axial tilt zero
Albedo  ?
Surface temperature
min mean max
 ? K  ? K  ? K
Atmosphere none

Telesto (te-les'-toe, Greek Τελεστώ) is a moon of Saturn. It was discovered by Smith, Reitsema, Larson and Fountain in 1980 from ground-based observations, and was designated 1980 S 13. In 1983 it was officially named after Telesto of Greek mythology. It is also designated as Saturn XIII.

Telesto is co-orbital with Tethys, residing in Tethys' leading Lagrangian point (L4). The moon Calypso resides in Tethys' trailing Lagrangian point (L5).

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... | Enceladus | Telesto, Tethys, Calypso | Polydeuces, Dione, Helene | ...


Saturn's natural satellites
Janus' group | Mimas | Enceladus | Tethys | Dione | Rhea | Titan | Hyperion | Iapetus | Inuit group | Gallic group | Norse group
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