122P/de Vico

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122P/de Vico
Discovery
Discovered by Francesco de Vico
Discovery date February 20, 1846
Alternative
designations
1846 IV, P/1846 D1, P/1995 S1
Orbital characteristics A
Aphelion 34.70 AU
Perihelion 0.659337 AU
Semi-major axis 17.6808 AU
Eccentricity 0.962709
Orbital period 74.35 yr
Inclination 85.3828°
Last perihelion October 6, 1995
Next perihelion 2069-Oct-14[1][2]
October 21, 2069[3]

122P/de Vico (provisional designation: 1846 D1) is a periodic comet with an orbital period of 74 years. It fits the classical definition of a Halley-type comet with (20 years < period < 200 years).[4] It was discovered by Francesco de Vico in Rome on February 20, 1846.

On 3 December 2153 the comet will pass about 0.694 AU (103,800,000 km; 64,500,000 mi) from Uranus.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (1999-11-19). "122P/de Vico (NK 724)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ Horizons output. "Observer Table for Comet 122P/de Vico (1996)". Retrieved 2011-06-13.  (Observer Location:@sun)
  3. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2005-11-09). "122P/de Vico". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 122P/de Vico". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 1996-06-25 last obs. Retrieved 2012-07-26. 
  5. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 122P/de Vico". 1996-06-25 last obs. Retrieved 2012-02-24. 

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