102P/Shoemaker

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102P/Shoemaker
Discovery
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker
Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Discovery date September 27, 1984
Alternative
designations
1984 XVI; 1991 XXIII
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 5.505 AU
Perihelion 1.974 AU
Semi-major axis 3.739 AU
Eccentricity 0.4722
Orbital period 7.231 a
Inclination 26.2538°
Last perihelion September 1, 2013
Next perihelion September 1, 2013[1]

102P/Shoemaker, also known as Shoemaker 1, is a periodic comet in the solar system. It was first seen in 1984 and then again in 1991. Images taken of it in 1999 were not recognized until 2006 when it was once again observed. It was unexpectedly dim in each of these returns.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2010-04-28). "102P/Shoemaker 1 (NK 1924)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 

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