93P/Lovas, also called Comet Lovas or Lovas's Comet, is a Jupiter-family comet discovered in 1980.[2]

93P/Lovas
Discovery
Discovered byMiklós Lovas
Discovery dateDecember 5, 1980
Alternative
designations
Lovas's Comet, Comet Lovas, Lovas 1, 1980 V, 1989 XIII, 1989p, 1980s
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 01 2009
Observation arc28 years
No. of observations used2,244
Aphelion7.07 AU
Perihelion1.70 AU
Semi-major axis4.39 AU
Eccentricity0.61192
Orbital period9.20 years
Inclination12.2198
TJupiter2.605
Comet total
magnitude (M1)
12.8
Comet nuclear
magnitude (M2)
14.6
Last perihelionMarch 1, 2017[1]
2007-Dec-17
Next perihelion2026-May-02 (JPL Horizons last obs 2018-04-19)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ MPC
  2. ^ Kronk, Gary W. "93P/Lovas 1". Cometography. Gary W. Kronk. Retrieved September 6, 2015.

External linksEdit

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