160P/LINEAR is a periodic comet in the Solar System. The comet came to perihelion on 18 September 2012,[1] and reached about apparent magnitude 17.[3]

160P/LINEAR
Discovery
Discovered byLINEAR
Discovery dateJuly 15, 2004
Alternative
designations
P/2004 NL21
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion5.878 AU
Perihelion2.082 AU
Semi-major axis3.98 AU
Eccentricity0.4768
Orbital period7.94 a
Inclination17.2578°
Last perihelionSeptember 18, 2012[1]
October 12, 2004
Next perihelion2019-Dec-02[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Syuichi Nakano (2009-04-23). "160P/LINEAR (NK 1775)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25.
  2. ^ "160P/LINEAR Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  3. ^ Seiichi Yoshida (2012-02-21). "160P/LINEAR (2012)". Seiichi Yoshida's Comet Catalog. Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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