90P/Gehrels

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90P/Gehrels
Discovery
Discovered by Tom Gehrels
Discovery date 11 October 1972
Alternative
designations
Gehrels 1
Orbital characteristics A
Epoch 15 June 2002
Observation arc 29 years (1972-2001)
No. of observations used 52
Aphelion 9.110 AU
Perihelion 2.966 AU
Semi-major axis 6.038 AU
Eccentricity 0.5088
Orbital period 14.8 yr
Inclination 9.616°
Last perihelion 22 June 2002
Next perihelion 19 June 2017[1][2]

90P/Gehrels, also known as Gehrels 1, is a Jupiter-family comet in the Solar System.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". JPL. Retrieved 30 April 2015
  2. ^ MPC


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