170P/Christensen is a periodic comet in the Solar System. It came to perihelion in September 2014 at about apparent magnitude 18.

170P/Christensen
Discovery
Discovered byEric J. Christensen
Discovery dateJune 17, 2005
Alternative
designations
P/2005 M1
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion5.487 AU
Perihelion2.93 AU
Semi-major axis4.208 AU
Eccentricity0.3038
Orbital period8.633 a
Inclination10.1255°
Last perihelionSeptember 17, 2014[1][2]
January 26, 2006
Next perihelion2023-Apr-19[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "170P/Christensen Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2017-04-09.
  2. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2011-11-03). "170P/Christensen (NK 2153)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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