130P/McNaught–Hughes

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130P/McNaught-Hughes
Discovery
Discovered by Robert H. McNaught
Shaun M. Hughes
Discovery date September 30, 1991[1]
Alternative
designations
1991 IX; 1997 H1
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 2011-Jun-28[1]
(JD 2455740.5)
Aphelion 4.9743 AU (Q)
Perihelion 2.0980 AU (q)
Semi-major axis 3.5362 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.40669
Orbital period 6.65 yr
Inclination 7.3073°
Last perihelion June 24, 2011[1]
October 23, 2004
February 23, 1998
Next perihelion 2018-Jan-21[2][3]

130P/McNaught–Hughes is a periodic comet in our solar system. It takes 6.65 years to orbit the Sun and is 4.2 km in diameter.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 130P/McNaught-Hughes". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2011-06-13 last obs. Retrieved 2011-06-28. 
  2. ^ Rocher, Patrick (2012-01-15). "Note number : 0150 P/McNaught-Hughes : 130P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ Horizons output. "Observer Table for Comet 130P/McNaught-Hughes". Retrieved 2011-06-13.  (Observer Location:@sun)

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