128P/Shoemaker–Holt

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128P/Shoemaker-Holt
Discovery
Discovered by Carolyn S. Shoemaker
Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Henry E. Holt
Discovery date October 18, 1987
Alternative
designations
1988 VII; 1996 S2
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 5.952 AU
Perihelion 3.068 AU
Semi-major axis 4.51 AU
Eccentricity 0.3197
Orbital period 9.579 a
Inclination 4.3555°
Last perihelion June 13, 2007
Next perihelion January 10, 2017[1]

128P/Shoemaker–Holt, also known as Shoemaker-Holt 1, is a periodic comet in the solar system.

The nucleus was split into two pieces during the 1997 apparition.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2006-09-30). "128P/Shoemaker-Holt 1 - B (NK 2190)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  2. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2008-08-10). "128P/Shoemaker-Holt 1". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 

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