163P/NEAT

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163P/NEAT
Discovery
Discovered by Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (644)[1]
Discovery date November 5, 2004
Alternative
designations
2004 V4
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch February 10, 2012
(JD 2455967.5)
(Uncertainty=2)[2]
Aphelion 5.470 AU (Q)
Perihelion 2.056 AU (q)
Semi-major axis 3.763 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.4535
Orbital period 7.30 yr
Inclination 12.71°
Last perihelion April 12, 2012[3]
January 31, 2005[4]
Next perihelion August 5, 2019[3][5]

163P/NEAT is a periodic comet discovered on November 5, 2004 by Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) using the 1.2 meter Samuel Oschin telescope at Palomar Observatory.[1]

Precovery images of the comet were found by Maik Meyer in December 2004.[6] There were two images from 1997, two images from 1991, and three images from 1990.[7]

During the 2005 perihelion passage the comet brightened to about apparent magnitude 16.[8]

Around November 17, 2114, the comet will pass about 0.117 AU (17,500,000 km; 10,900,000 mi) from Jupiter.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "IAUC 8429: C/2004 V3; C/2004 V4; 78P". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 2004-11-06. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 163P/NEAT" (last observation: 2012-01-20). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  3. ^ a b Syuichi Nakano (2011-10-12). "163P/NEAT (NK 2129)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  4. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2011-10-01). "163P/NEAT". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  5. ^ "163P/NEAT Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  6. ^ Maik Meyer (2004). "The precovery of comet 163P/2004 V4 (NEAT)". Catalogue of Comet Discoveries. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  7. ^ "MPEC 2004-X29 : COMET P/2004 V4 (NEAT)". IAU Minor Planet Center. 2004-12-08. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  8. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2005-04-23). "163P/NEAT (2005)". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-28. 
  9. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 163P/NEAT" (last observation: 2012-01-20). Retrieved 2012-02-28. 

External links[edit]

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