42P/Neujmin

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42P/Neujmin
Discovery
Discovered by Grigory Neujmin
Discovery date August 2, 1929
Alternative
designations
1929 III; 1951 V; 1972 IV;
1993 XVI
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 7.701 AU
Perihelion 2.014 AU
Semi-major axis 4.858 AU
Eccentricity 0.5854
Orbital period 10.71 a
Inclination 3.9854°
Last perihelion July 15, 2004[1][2]
Next perihelion April 8, 2015[1][2][3]

42P/Neujmin, also known as Neujmin 3, is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

This comet and 53P/Van Biesbroeck are fragments of a parent comet that split in March 1845.[4][5][6]

The comet did not come within 1 AU of a planet in the 20th century, but will pass 0.04 AU from asteroid 4 Vesta on July 17, 2036.[7]

The comet nucleus is estimated to be 2.2 kilometers in diameter.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Seiichi Yoshida (2005-03-05). "42P/Neujmin 3". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b Syuichi Nakano (2003-12-09). "42P/Neujmin 3 (NK 1018)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ Patrick Rocher (2004-11-07). "Note number : 0099 P/Neujmin 3 : 42P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  4. ^ IAU Circular No. 3940
  5. ^ Comets II. Lunar and Planetary Institute, University of Arizona. p. 236, 237, 314.
  6. ^ Are Comets 42P/Neujmin 3 and 53P/Van Biesbroeck Parts of one Comet?
  7. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 42P/Neujmin 3". 2004-11-07 last obs. Retrieved 2010-03-01.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  8. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 42P/Neujmin 3". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2004-11-07 last obs. Retrieved 2010-02-28.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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