173P/Mueller, also known as Mueller 5, is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

173P/Mueller
Discovery
Discovered byJean Mueller
Discovery dateNovember 20, 1993
Alternative
designations
1993 W1; 1994 XXV; 2005 T1
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion7.202 AU
Perihelion4.213 AU
Semi-major axis5.707 AU
Eccentricity0.2618
Orbital period13.64 a
Inclination16.4919°
Last perihelionMay 18, 2008
Next perihelionDecember 16, 2021[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "173P/Mueller Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  2. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2008-05-30). "173P/Mueller 5 (NK 1627)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-25.

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