(196256) 2003 EH1

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2003 EH1
Discovery[1][2]
Discovered by LONEOS (699)
Discovery date 2003-Mar-06
Designations
Minor planet category Amor NEO[1]
extinct comet
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 2012-Sep-30[1]
Aphelion 5.0569 AU (Q)
Perihelion 1.1898 AU (q)
Semi-major axis 3.1233 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.61905
Orbital period 5.52 yr
Inclination 70.870°
Longitude of ascending node 282.95°
Physical characteristics
Absolute magnitude (H) 16.4[1]

2003 EH1 is a small Solar System body discovered in March 2003.[2][3] Peter Jenniskens (2003–2004) proposed that it is the parent body of the Quadrantid meteor shower.[4][5] 2003 EH1 is likely an extinct comet and may even be related to the comet C/1490 Y1. 2003 EH1 next comes to perihelion on 2014-Mar-12.[1]

The orbit of 2003 EH1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 196256 (2003 EH1)". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2008-10-22 last obs (arc=5.6 years). Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  2. ^ a b "IAUC 8252: 2003kw; 2003 EH_1, THE QUADRANTIDS". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 2003-12-08. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Dead comet spawned New Year meteors". Nature News. 2003. doi:10.1038/news031229-5. 
  4. ^ Jenniskens, Peter (2004). "2003 EH1 Is the Quadrantid Shower Parent Comet". The Astronomical Journal 127 (5): 3018–3022. Bibcode:2004AJ....127.3018J. doi:10.1086/383213. 
  5. ^ Porubčan, V.; Kornoš, L. (2005). "The Quadrantid meteor stream and 2003 EH1". Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso 35 (1): 5–16. Bibcode:2005CoSka..35....5P. 

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