98P/Takamizawa is a periodic comet in the Solar System.

98P/Takamizawa
Discovery
Discovered byKesao Takamizawa
Discovery dateJuly 30, 1984
Alternative
designations
1984 VII; 1991 XIII
Orbital characteristics A
EpochMarch 6, 2006
Aphelion5.932 AU
Perihelion1.663 AU
Semi-major axis3.797 AU
Eccentricity0.5621
Orbital period7.4 a
Inclination10.5567°
Last perihelionAugust 5, 2013[1][2]
March 6, 2006
Next perihelion2021-Jan-04[3]

On 29 June 2188 the comet will pass about 0.34 AU (51,000,000 km; 32,000,000 mi) from Earth.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Syuichi Nakano (2010-04-25). "98P/Takamizawa (NK 1922)". OAA Computing and Minor Planet Sections. Retrieved 2012-02-20.
  2. ^ 98P past, present and future orbital elements
  3. ^ "98P/Takamizawa Orbit". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  4. ^ "JPL Close-Approach Data: 98P/Takamizawa" (2013-12-13 last obs). Retrieved 2014-06-17.

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