125P/Spacewatch

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125P/Spacewatch
Discovery
Discovered by Tom Gehrels (Spacewatch)
Discovery date September 8, 1991
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 13, 2013 (2456364.5)[1]
Aphelion 4.730779 AU
Perihelion 1.52546421 AU
Semi-major axis 3.12812162 AU
Eccentricity 0.5123385
Orbital period 5.53 a
2020.8 d
Inclination 9.98579°

125P/Spacewatch, is a periodic Jupiter-family comet. It was discovered on September 8, 1991 by Tom Gehrels using the 0.91 m Spacewatch telescope at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.[2] It has a diameter of 1.6 km.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "125P/Spacewatch". Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  2. ^ Garty W. Kronk / cometography.com. "125P/Spacewatch". Retrieved 2013-06-02. 
  3. ^ comets-asteroids.sciencedailys.com. "125P/Spacewatch". Retrieved 2013-06-02. 

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