2004 TG10

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2004 TG10
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch June 18, 2009 (2455000.5)
Aphelion 4.1715 AU
Perihelion 0.31399 AU
Semi-major axis 2.2427 AU
Eccentricity 0.85999
Orbital period 3.36 yr
Inclination 3.707°
Last perihelion October 4, 2011[1]
May 21, 2008
Next perihelion February 4, 2015

2004 TG10, also written as 2004 TG10, is a near-Earth object.[1] It may be a fragment of Comet Encke.[2] Depending on its albedo it is estimated to be 350 to 780 meters in diameter.[2] It may be the source of the Northern Taurids meteor shower in November.

TG10 compared to Comet Encke
AU TG10[1] Encke[3]
Semi-major axis 2.24 2.21
Perihelion 0.313 0.338
Aphelion 4.17 4.09
Eccentricity 0.859 0.847


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: (2004 TG10)". 2008-07-17 last obs. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  2. ^ a b Porubčan, V.; Kornoš; Williams (2006). "The Taurid complex meteor showers and asteroids". Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso 36: 103–117. arXiv:0905.1639. Bibcode:2006CoSka..36..103P. 
  3. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 2P/Encke". 2008-09-30 last obs. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 

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