72P/Denning–Fujikawa

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72P/Denning–Fujikawa
Discovery
Discovered by William Frederick Denning
Discovery date 4 October 1881
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 2014-07-02
(JD 2456840.5)[1]
Aphelion 7.884 AU (Q)
Perihelion 0.7842 AU (q)
Semi-major axis 4.334 AU (a)
Eccentricity 0.8191
Orbital period 9.02 yr
Inclination 9.17°
Earth MOID 0.085 AU (12,700,000 km)
Last perihelion 2014-Jul-11[1]
2005-Jun-20[1]
Next perihelion 2023-Jun-15[1]

72P/Denning–Fujikawa is a periodic comet discovered on 4 October 1881 by William Frederick Denning.[2] The comet was not seen at another apparition until recovered by Shigehisa Fujikawa in 1978. From 29 December 1978 until 17 June 2014, the comet was lost. On 17 June 2014 the comet was recovered by Hidetaka Sato.[3]

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