53P/Van Biesbroeck

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53P/Van Biesbroeck
Discovery
Discovered by George Van Biesbroeck
Discovery date September 1, 1954
Alternative
designations
1954 IV; 1966 III; 1978 XXIV;
1991 VI
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch March 6, 2006
Aphelion 8.375 AU
Perihelion 2.414 AU
Semi-major axis 5.394 AU
Eccentricity 0.5526
Orbital period 12.53 a
Inclination 6.6094°
Last perihelion October 9, 2003
Next perihelion April 29, 2016[1][2]

53P/Van Biesbroeck is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

This comet and 42P/Neujmin are fragments of a parent comet that split in March 1845.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2011-07-31). "53P/Van Biesbroeck". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  2. ^ Patrick Rocher (2005-11-10). "Note number : 0148 P/Van Biesbroeck : 53P". Institut de mecanique celeste et de calcul des ephemerides. Retrieved 2012-02-19. 
  3. ^ Comets II. Lunar and Planetary Institute, University of Arizona. p. 236, 237, 314.
  4. ^ Are Comets 42P/Neujmin 3 and 53P/Van Biesbroeck Parts of one Comet?

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