121P/Shoemaker–Holt, also known as Shoemaker-Holt 2, is a periodic comet in the solar system.

121P/Shoemaker-Holt
Discovery
Discovered byCarolyn S. Shoemaker
Eugene Merle Shoemaker
Henry E. Holt
Discovery dateMarch 9, 1989
Alternative
designations
1988 XI; 1995 Q3
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion5.376 AU
Perihelion2.65 AU
Semi-major axis4.013 AU
Eccentricity0.3396
Orbital period8.039 a
Inclination17.7218°
Last perihelionSeptember 8, 2013[1]
September 1, 2004
Next perihelion2023-Jun-28[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2010-04-28). "121P/Shoemaker-Holt 2 (NK 1925)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  2. ^ "121P/Shoemaker-Holt Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-17.

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