(196256) 2003 EH1

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(196256) 2003 EH1
Discovery[1][2]
Discovered by LONEOS (699)
Discovery date 6 March 2003
Designations
MPC designation (196256) 2003 EH1
Amor NEO[1]
extinct comet
Orbital characteristics[1]
Epoch 13 January 2016 (JD 2457400.5)
Uncertainty parameter 0
Observation arc 4035 days (11.05 yr)
Aphelion 5.055446 AU (756.2840 Gm) (Q)
Perihelion 1.190060 AU (178.0304 Gm) (q)
3.12275 AU (467.157 Gm) (a)
Eccentricity 0.618907 (e)
5.52 yr (2015.6 d)
119.8736° (M)
0° 10m 42.984s / day (n)
Inclination 70.865968° (i)
282.972499° (Ω)
171.3709° (ω)
Earth MOID 0.21143 AU (31.629 Gm)
Jupiter MOID 0.231939 AU (34.6976 Gm)
Jupiter Tisserand parameter 2.065
Physical characteristics
Dimensions 2.6–4.0 km
16.2[1]

(196256) 2003 EH1 is a small Solar System body discovered in March 2003.[2][3] Peter Jenniskens (2003–2004) proposed that it is the parent body of the Quadrantid meteor shower.[4][5] 2003 EH1 is likely an extinct comet and may even be related to the comet C/1490 Y1. 2003 EH1 came to perihelion on 12 March 2014.[1]

The orbit of 2003 EH1

Notes[edit]

Assuming an albedo between 0.04 (typical of extinct comet nuclei) and 0.09.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 196256 (2003 EH1)" (2014-03-23 last obs and observation arc=11.05 years). Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "IAUC 8252: 2003kw; 2003 EH_1, THE QUADRANTIDS". IAU Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams. 2003-12-08. Retrieved 2015-10-14. 
  3. ^ "Dead comet spawned New Year meteors". Nature News. 2003. doi:10.1038/news031229-5. 
  4. ^ Jenniskens, Peter (2004). "2003 EH1 Is the Quadrantid Shower Parent Comet". The Astronomical Journal. 127 (5): 3018–3022. Bibcode:2004AJ....127.3018J. doi:10.1086/383213. 
  5. ^ Porubčan, V.; Kornoš, L. (2005). "The Quadrantid meteor stream and 2003 EH1". Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnaté Pleso. 35 (1): 5–16. Bibcode:2005CoSka..35....5P. 

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