30P/Reinmuth

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30P/Reinmuth
Discovery
Discovered by Karl Reinmuth
Discovery date February 22, 1928
Alternative
designations
1928 D1, 1934 V1
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch July 1, 2009 (2455013.5)
Aphelion 5.664 AU
Perihelion 1.884 AU
Semi-major axis 3.774 AU
Eccentricity 0.5008
Orbital period 7.33 yr
Inclination 8.13°
Last perihelion April 19, 2010[1][2]
December 24, 2002[1][2]
Next perihelion 2017-Aug-19[3]

Comet 30P/Reinmuth, also known as Comet Reinmuth 1, is a periodic comet in the solar system, first discovered by Karl Reinmuth (Landessternwarte Heidelberg-Königstuhl, Germany) on February 22, 1928.

First calculations of orbit concluded a period of 25 years, but this was revised down to 7 years and speculation this was the same comet as Comet Taylor, which had been lost since 1915. Further calculations by George van Biesbroeck concluded they were different comets.

The 1935 approach was observed though not as favourable, in 1937 the comet passed close to Jupiter which increased the perihelion distance and orbital period.

Due to miscalculations, the 1942 appearance was missed, but it has been observed on every subsequent appearance since.

The comet nucleus is estimated to be 7.8 kilometers in diameter.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seiichi Yoshida (2009-09-30). "30P/Reinmuth 1". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b Syuichi Nakano (2003-12-08). "30P/Reinmuth 1 (NK 1011)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ Patrick Rocher (June 25, 2011). "Note number : 0012 P/Reinmuth 1 : 30P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 30P/Reinmuth 1". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2010-01-04 last obs. Retrieved 2010-02-26. 

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