114P/Wiseman–Skiff

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114P/Wiseman-Skiff
Discovery
Discovered by Jennifer Wiseman
Brian A. Skiff
Discovery date December 28, 1986
Alternative
designations
1986 Y1; 1987b; 1993 IX; 1993u; 1993 X2
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch May 28, 2013[1]
Aphelion 5.512400 AU
Perihelion 1.574858 AU
Semi-major axis 3.543629 AU
Eccentricity 0.555581
Orbital period 6.677 129 8393 a
Inclination 18.2840°
Last perihelion May 13, 2013[2]
September 13, 2006
Next perihelion 2020-Jan-14[3]

114P/Wiseman–Skiff is a periodic comet in our solar system.

It was discovered by Jennifer Wiseman in January 1987 on two photographic plates that had been taken on December 28, 1986, by Brian A. Skiff of Lowell Observatory. Wiseman and Skiff confirmed the comet on January 19, 1987.

Comet 114P/Wiseman–Skiff is believed to have been the parent body of the first meteor photographed from Mars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://scully.cfa.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/returnprepeph.cgi?d=c&o=0114P
  2. ^ 114P at Kazuo Kinoshita home page
  3. ^ "114P/Wiseman-Skiff Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-17. 
  1. 114P at Kronk's Cometography
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