Eukelade (pronounced /jʊˈkɛlədi/ ew-KEL-ə-dee, or as in Greek Ευκελάδη), also known as Jupiter XLVII, 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 in 2003, and received the temporary designation S/2003 J 1.
Eukelade is about 4 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Jupiter at an average distance of 23,484 Mm in 735.200 days, at an inclination of 164° to the ecliptic (165° to Jupiter's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.2829.
It was named in March 2005 after Eukelade, described by some Greek writers as one of the Muses, and thus a daughter of Zeus (Jupiter).
Eukelade 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°.
1. ^ IAUC 8087: Satellites of Jupiter 2003 March 4 (discovery)
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