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84P/Giclas

84P/Giclas
Discovery
Discovered by Henry L. Giclas
Discovery date September 8, 1978
Alternative
designations
1931 R1; 1978 R2;
1978 XXII; 1978k;
1985 M1; 1985 XV;
1985g; 1992 XXV
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 5.443 AU
Perihelion 1.852 AU
Semi-major axis 3.647 AU
Eccentricity 0.4923
Orbital period 6.965 a
Inclination 7.2810°
Last perihelion July 23, 2013[1]
August 7, 2006
Next perihelion 2020-Jun-03[2]

84P/Giclas is a periodic comet in the solar system. The comet nucleus is estimated to be 1.8 kilometers in diameter.[3]

On 11 June 2033 the comet will pass Script error: No such module "convert". from the asteroid 4 Vesta.[4]

References

  1. Syuichi Nakano (2010-04-09). "84P/Giclas (NK 1911)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. "84P/Giclas Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-16. 
  3. "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 84P/Giclas" (2007-03-12 last obs). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. "JPL Close-Approach Data: 84P/Giclas" (2007-03-12 last obs). Retrieved 2012-02-22. 

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