120P/Mueller, also known as Mueller 1, is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

120P/Mueller
Discovery
Discovered byJean Mueller
Discovery dateOctober 18, 1987
Alternative
designations
1987 XXXI; 1995 O2
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion5.531 AU
Perihelion2.746 AU
Semi-major axis4.139 AU
Eccentricity0.3364
Orbital period8.42 a
Inclination8.7869°
Last perihelionFebruary 22, 2013[1]
September 30, 2004
Next perihelion2021-May-07[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2010-04-23). "120P/Mueller 1 (NK 1918)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  2. ^ "120P/Mueller Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-17.

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