88P/Howell

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88P/Howell
Discovery
Discovered by Ellen Howell
Discovery date August 29, 1981
Alternative
designations
1981 X; 1987 VI; 1993 II
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 4.865 AU
Perihelion 1.366 AU
Semi-major axis 3.116 AU
Eccentricity 0.5615
Orbital period 5.5 a
Inclination 4.3831°
Last perihelion October 12, 2009
Next perihelion April 6, 2015[1][2]

88P/Howell is a periodic comet in the solar system.

On 11 September 2031 the comet will pass 0.0750 AU (11,220,000 km; 6,970,000 mi) from Mars.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2011-07-22). "88P/Howell". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2010-03-01. 
  2. ^ Patrick Rocher (February 6, 2011). "Note number : 0081 P/Howell : 88P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 88P/Howell". 2011-02-06 last obs. Retrieved 2012-02-23. 

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