169P/NEAT

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169P/NEAT
Discovery
Discovered by NEAT
Discovery date March 15, 2002
Alternative
designations
P/2002 EX12
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 4.602 AU
Perihelion 0.6054 AU
Semi-major axis 2.604 AU
Eccentricity 0.7675
Orbital period 4.201 a
Inclination 11.3185°
Last perihelion February 15, 2014[1]
November 30, 2009
Next perihelion 2018-Apr-29[2]

169/NEAT is a periodic comet in the solar system. It is the parent body of the alpha Capricornids meteor shower. 169/NEAT may be related to comet P/2003 T12 (SOHO).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2011-10-29). "169P/NEAT (NK 2135)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  2. ^ "169P/NEAT Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-02. 
  3. ^ 169P NEAT and P/2003 T12 - 300 years ago

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