159P/LONEOS is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

159P/LONEOS
Discovery
Discovered byLONEOS
Discovery dateOctober 16, 2003
Alternative
designations
P/2003 UD16
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion8.125 AU
Perihelion3.651 AU
Semi-major axis5.888 AU
Eccentricity0.3799
Orbital period14.29 a
Inclination23.4219°
Last perihelionMay 22, 2018[1][2]
March 2, 2004
Next perihelion2032-Jul-28 (JPL Horizons last obs 2018-10-08)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "159P/LONEOS Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  2. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2004-01-19). "159P/LONEOS (NK 1024)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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