49P/Arend–Rigaux

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49P/Arend–Rigaux
Discovery
Discovered by Sylvain Julien Victor Arend
Fernand Rigaux
Discovery date February 5, 1951
Alternative
designations
1950 VII; 1957 VII;
1964 V; 1971 IV;
1978 III; 1984 XXI;
1991 XVII
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 2012-Feb-10
(JD 2455967.5)
Aphelion 5.701 AU
Perihelion 1.423 AU
Semi-major axis 3.562 AU
Eccentricity 0.6003
Orbital period 6.72 a
Inclination 19.04°
Last perihelion October 19, 2011[1][2]
February 24, 2005
Next perihelion 2018-Jul-15[3]

49P/Arend–Rigaux is a periodic comet in our solar system.

The comet nucleus is estimated to be 8.48 kilometers in diameter with a low albedo of 0.028.[4]

On 20 December 2058 the comet will pass 0.0867 AU (12,970,000 km; 8,060,000 mi) from Mars.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2009-04-07). "49P/Arend-Rigaux". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2008-05-07). "49P/Arend-Rigaux (NK 1614)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  3. ^ Patrick Rocher (2012-02-03). "Note number : 0085 P/Arend-Rigaux : 49P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 49P/Arend-Rigaux". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2012-02-03 last obs. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 
  5. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 49P/Arend-Rigaux". 2012-02-03 last obs. Retrieved 2012-02-21. 

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