56P/Slaughter–Burnham

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56P/Slaughter–Burnham
Discovery
Discovered by Charles D. Slaughter
Robert Burnham
Discovery date January 27, 1959
Alternative
designations
1958 VI; 1970 V; 1981 XVIII;
1993 X
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 7.679 AU
Perihelion 2.535 AU
Semi-major axis 5.107 AU
Eccentricity 0.5036
Orbital period 11.54 a
Inclination 8.1558°
Last perihelion January 14, 2005
Next perihelion July 18, 2016[1][2]

56P/Slaughter–Burnham is a periodic comet in the Solar system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2005-10-27). "56P/Slaughter-Burnham (NK 1272)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ Patrick Rocher (2006-01-18). "Note number : 0078 P/Slaughter-Burnham : 56P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 

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