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]

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