84P/Giclas

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
84P/Giclas
Discovery
Discovered by Henry L. Giclas
Discovery date September 8, 1978
Alternative
designations
1931 R1; 1978 R2;
1978 XXII; 1978k;
1985 M1; 1985 XV;
1985g; 1992 XXV
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 5.443 AU
Perihelion 1.852 AU
Semi-major axis 3.647 AU
Eccentricity 0.4923
Orbital period 6.965 a
Inclination 7.2810°
Last perihelion July 23, 2013
Next perihelion July 23, 2013[1]

84P/Giclas is a periodic comet in the solar system. The comet nucleus is estimated to be 1.8 kilometers in diameter.[2]

On 11 June 2033 the comet will pass 0.0387 AU (5,790,000 km; 3,600,000 mi) from the asteroid 4 Vesta.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2010-04-09). "84P/Giclas (NK 1911)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 84P/Giclas". Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 2007-03-12 last obs. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  3. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 84P/Giclas". 2007-03-12 last obs. Retrieved 2012-02-22. 

External links[edit]

Periodic comets (by number)
Previous
83P/Russell
84P/Giclas Next
85P/Boethin