116P/Wild

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116P/Wild
Discovery
Discovered by Paul Wild
Discovery date January 21, 1990
Alternative
designations
1990 X; 1994 V1
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 4.784 AU
Perihelion 2.172 AU
Semi-major axis 3.478 AU
Eccentricity 0.3755
Orbital period 6.486 a
Inclination 3.6154°
Last perihelion July 18, 2009
Next perihelion January 11, 2016[1]

116P/Wild, also known as Wild 4, is a periodic comet in the Solar System. It fits the definition of an Encke-type comet with (TJupiter > 3; a < aJupiter).

On 4 November 2042 the comet will pass about 0.029 AU (4,300,000 km; 2,700,000 mi) from Ceres.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patrick Rocher (2010-08-03). "Note number : 0047 P/Wild 4 : 116P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  2. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 116P/Wild 4". 2010-07-18 last obs. Retrieved 2012-02-24.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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