75D/Kohoutek

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75D/Kohoutek
Discovery
Discovered by Lubos Kohoutek, Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory
Discovery date February 1975
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 2454400.50000
Aphelion 3.5528843 AU
Perihelion 175.62701°
Semi-major axis 3.5528843
Orbital period 6.67
Inclination 5.90138°
Last perihelion 2007
Next perihelion 2014

75D/Kohoutek is a short-period comet discovered in February 1975, by Lubos Kohoutek.

Not to be confused with the much more well-known C/1973 Kohoutek, 75D is a repeat visitor to the inner solar system, with a period currently of about 7 years. It is next expected in 2014. Apparitions have been dim, with the brightest recorded at about +13.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yoshida, Seiichi (2013-10-19). "75D/Kohoutek (2007)". 

External links[edit]

  • Ephemeris and light curve for 75D / [1]
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