|Discovered by||Jennifer Wiseman
Brian A. Skiff
|Discovery date||December 28, 1986|
|1986 Y1; 1987b; 1993 IX; 1993u; 1993 X2|
|Orbital characteristics A|
|Epoch||May 28, 2013|
|Semi-major axis||3.543629 AU|
|Orbital period||6.677 129 8393 a|
|Last perihelion||May 13, 2013
September 13, 2006
It was discovered by Jennifer Wiseman in January 1987 on two photographic plates that had been taken on December 28, 1986, by Brian A. Skiff of Lowell Observatory. Wiseman and Skiff confirmed the comet on January 19, 1987.
Comet 114P/Wiseman–Skiff is believed to have been the parent body of the first meteor photographed from Mars.
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